Travel Day: Ozark, MO to Oklahoma City, OK

Posted by on September 9, 2018

We pulled out of the Lambert’s Cafe RV Park just a few minutes before 9:00 am.  We were hoping to avoid having to hitch up in the rain (or take down the satellite dish, etc) and we did it!  Woohoo!

Rain, rain, go away?

However, less than fifteen minutes on the road and the rain started.  Not fans of driving in the rain but it does make it a lot easier for me to work on my laptop…no sun…no glare!  It rained for about 1/2 an hour or so and then stayed overcast (low 79s) for the rest of the day.  We had a few more sprinkles over the course of the drive but nothing to speak of really.

We made decent time.  Stopping to use the restroom at a rest area and about noon we stopped at a Walmart just outside of Tulsa to pick up a few non-food items.  We decided to use a gift card and had Subway for lunch too.  One more stop after lunch to use the restroom got us the rest of the way.

No friendly attendant here

We got slapped with an $11.25 cent toll but the pain was a bit less as we had a very cheerful woman who took our payment.  We had a very rude woman at a toll booth in Illinois a while back who put a bad taste

in our mouths…but this lady made up for that.  🙂

Unfortunately, we busy yappin’ and missed our turn and ended having to got a bit down the road to circle back and ended up having to pay $1.00 each at two tolls to get back to where we needed to be!

That wasn’t the end of our tolls…we hit another toll booth for another $11.25…so a total of $24.50 spent on tolls.  Might have to look at a different route on the way back to Indiana next week.

We pulled into the Cleveland County Fairgrounds just before 4:00 pm to find that the county fair was in town!  Bah humbug.  I had looked online at their website earlier in the day to see if anything was going on to prevent us from staying there and didn’t find anything.  I even ‘searched’ for the county fair dates and didn’t come up with anything.

Home for 7 nights…site 102

We made a quick call to the Roadrunner RV Park in OKC to see if they had a site for two nights…they did.  On the way there  we decided we’d just stay there all week rather than trying to move on Monday and finding that there wasn’t a site available yet.  Roadrunner is about 12 miles away from the warehouse versus the 4 miles to the fairgrounds…I guess we’ll be commuting fools!

We got settled into our site easily enough, got our ‘move in’ chores done and then both started working on ‘The Great Purge’.  We plan to go through every nook and cranny and either keep, trash or donate.  We’ve accumulated so much ‘stuff’ and just need to go through everything.  I went through the cabinets above the couch and above our recliners and the cabinet that holds our glassware and trashed two small Walmart bags of stuff and have a nice pile of ‘donate’ items started.   Michael started pulling totes out of the basement in preparation of a deep clean.

We had Lambert’s for dinner…might have been leftovers…but it was just as good as the first time!  After dinner we watched ‘Wakefield’.  A movie about a man who hides in his attic and watches his family for weeks.

2 Responses to Travel Day: Ozark, MO to Oklahoma City, OK

  1. Megan

    Oklahoma tolls are the worst! We’re not familiar yet, and get smacked with them every time. Better luck next time!

    • Kelly

      Hi Megan, If you’ve never been to Indiana or Illinois…be prepared…tolls there are worse!

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