Friday, November 16, 2018

Two Special Birthdays

We left Old Post park in Russellville, Arkansas on October 6. We drove about 275 miles to Lake Texoma, Oklahoma. We tried one COE park, but it was closed due to flooding. We ended up staying at Johnson Creek COE park. This park is about 8 miles due west of Durant, Oklahoma. We were right on the lake in an excellent site. Most of the sites in our loop were available, so it was very quiet. At $14 a night for 30 amp it was a great deal.

Nice sunset shot with our home on wheels.
The main reason that we went almost 500 miles out of our way, was to celebrate two very special birthdays. My awesome wife, Kim was turning 60 on November 7 and her mother Phyllis was turning 80 on November 9. Kim's parents have a nice piece of property about 20 miles east of Durant, so this site would be our base camp for the celebrations. We were going to stay at their property, but there had been significant rain before we arrived and while we were there, so we stayed at the lake with the awesome view and just drove over to the property.

Richie and Phyllis took both Kim and I out to dinner to celebrate Kim's birthday. She received this great card from her aunt Kay. We are doing our best to live our life to the fullest while we can.

Next up was Phyllis's birthday. We took them to Whataburger. Yes, Whataburger is what she wanted, so we were happy to go along. We love Whataburger, and will make sure to visit one when we are in the south.
Phyllis and Richie
On Saturday the 10th we were lucky enough to get both of Kim's brothers, Rick and Greg, to join us at the property. Rick's wife, Donna and two kids, Jason and Laura also joined us. It was fun riding around the property on 4 wheelers and checking our all of the hunting blinds they have built.

Kim and Phyllis and Rick and Greg
Jason and Laura

I think the cake says it all! It was a fun time and it was great to celebrate the milestones. 

Now it was time for us to move along down to the coast. We had about 550 miles to do in about a week. That is a lot of driving for us. In my next entry, I will show you some of the most beautiful camp sites we have ever stayed in.


  1. A belated Birthday Wish to both Kim and Phyllis. Looked like you had fun while you were there and hopefully didn't get stranded by any of that White Stuff.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

    1. Thanks for the birthday wishes. No white stuff for us. We are hoping to avoid freezing temps this year.

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    1. It is so good to be back on the road. Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Happy birthday, so nice that you were able to celebrate them with family!

    1. The one down side to traveling is being away from family. We love to get our fix and then we are good to go for a few months.

  4. Lol, of course Phyllis chooses to go to Whataburger and brings her own container. Nice post.