Monthly Archives: April 2016

Breezy and Cool

For our first away from home camping in our RV we went to Lake McMurtry, which is near Stillwater where our daughter lives.  2016-04-30-10

We had a very shady campsite and Saturday, Keith and I enjoyed basking in the sun with a gentle cool breeze.

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On our drive into town there we several turkeys and I managed to snap a pic of one darting across the road.

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Note: The same day we bought our RV my brother and sister-in-law shared that they are expecting a baby girl in September!

It’s a Cougar

Over the past few years we’ve been toying with the idea of getting an RV.  We borrowed my step-father’s motor coach after Thanksgiving 2013 and enjoyed a few days of RV camping.  This past fall we rented a 25′ RV for two weeks to sightsee and experience a different type of RV.

In March we went to the RV show at the fairgrounds and learned a lot.  We’ve done a bit of RV shopping for new & used and over the past several months Keith’s been researching and asking lots of questions of others who have an RV.  Then last weekend we rented a bumper pull type trailer to try yet another type of RV.

Now that we sold our boat and have been doing lots of researching we are ready to get serious about purchasing an RV.  Yesterday morning Keith noticed that there was an RV for sell that seemed pretty close to all the features and price we are looking for so we made a small road trip to Enid to see it. We looked the RV over pretty thoroughly then decided to sit down and discuss it over a nice cup of coffee at a local cafe.

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We loved the coffee and decided we love the RV.  We agreed upon a price and will pick it up later this week.

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Sitting behind our truck, here’s the 2013 Keystone Cougar Xlite 25′ RET that will soon join our family.

Weekend rental

We rented a bumper pull trailer to test out our truck’s limit to tow and did a bit of sightseeing at Lake Ouachita, Arkansas.

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We arrived late on the first evening and didn’t have a site that had full hookups so the next day we moved to a different site. The lake was steps away at both sites.

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My favorite camera lens stopped working properly right after I took this photo so the rest of my photos for the weekend were taken at a ridiculously high ISO or with my cell phone.  Guess I’ll need to see if it can be repaired or buy a replacement lens.

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Along the drive to our second campsite was this old railroad track.

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Our journey this weekend had some interesting twists and turns that overall helped us feel more comfortable about a decision to purchase a trailer.  Who knows what’s around the corner for us!

Finials on the Fence

With such beautiful weather Keith was eager to work outside. The result is an updated look to our fence, no doubt some soreness along with a bit of sunburn on the back of his legs.  The finials certainly add a nice finishing touch!2016-04-03-update-fence

On another note, we sold our deck boat this week.  After owning it for 14 years and enjoying good times on the lake we’re ending that chapter and considering RV ownership.

City Farm

A few times a week Keith has been helping a friend by feeding his farm animals while he recuperates.  I accompanied him this weekend and the place is just on the edge of town so you get a feeling of being in the country but your not really.  Since I didn’t grow up with farm animals it was interesting to watch. 2016-04-02-18Standing in the food bowl makes a statement.

2016-04-02-15There are about 14 chickens and each day there are 4-7 eggs.

2016-04-02-23The cows get a little extra for their diet.

2016-04-02-35After dinner the cows watch me and pose for me.

2016-04-02-36The chickens were thirsty after eating so they went to the pond.

2016-04-02-37This one reminds me of a cartoon character.  “I say, I say…son.”