Brrrr…..while we were nice and toasty in our bed under the covers getting out from under the covers wasn’t so pleasant! The thermostat showed 46 degrees when I fired up the generator to get the heat pumps going.
We weren’t quite sure of today’s destination. We hoped to stay at the Tinker Air Force Base FamCamp but since they don’t take reservations we had to have a back up plan…and that back up plan was the Cleveland County Fairgrounds in Norman…about 15 miles south of Tinker. Tinker is $107 per week for full hookup and the Fairgrounds is $25 per night for full hookup…kind of a no brainer…but the ‘no reservations’ thing kinda puts a crimp in things.
We headed over to the restaurant about 9:30 to get some breakfast and we’re surprised at how busy they were. Lots of big parties of 6+ filled the dining room and the general store was hopping. Thankfully we were seated right away, our order taken and then our food delivered very quickly. As we are ate our breakfast the people kept coming and by the time we were done it was even busier than when arrived an hour before.
With just 133 miles to drive today we hit the road about 10:45 with beautiful blue skies to lead the way.
About 45 minutes before we were due to arrive at Tinker AFB I called again to be sure there was still a site for us and as assured there was so we continued on arriving at the FamCamp about 1:45 or so after having to find a different gate to enter through as the one we’re used to using is no longer open on the weekends. We even got a Military Police escort to show us the way to the park from the new gate.
This is is a little and tight park. We stayed here once before in September of 2014 but only for 4 nights. So after first stopping at the office we then made our way to our assigned site, site 24. The park is just one long oval and the side that we are on only has one row of RVs while the other side has RVs parked on both sides of the road which makes it even hard to get parked.
The Camp host normally has to go to all the neighboring sites and ask them to move their vehicles when someone new comes in to park. We were lucky, in that, Michael was able to back right into our site without anyone having to move their vehicles.
Our site is right across the street from a small fishing pond, which makes for a nice view…not that we’ll have much time to enjoy the view while we’re here…but it’s the thought that counts, right!?! We’re here until next Saturday (6 nights) when we’ll go back south to Canyon Lake and stay at the Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA) Recreation area on the north side of Canyon Lake.