Monday, May 11, 2009

Amarillo, Texas

Our visit to Kingston, Oklahoma passed by quickly with the visiting and of course, trying out some of the local eaterys, like Hobo Joe's in Madill:

A Texas Longhorn, spotted in an Oklahoma field:

Ruth and Wayne have a new schnauzer, her name is Gracie:

Friday night was our last evening to visit. Ruth and Wayne seem to be really glad to be away from the hustle and bustle of Arlington and have settled into their house and neighborhood very nicely.
These yellow flowers are blooming in the median along I-35 just a ways south of Oklahoma City. We passed along this way on Saturday as we made our way to Boiling Springs State Park, located just outside of Woodward Oklahoma.

We spent the weekend at Boiling Springs State Park. While there, we got in a quick visit with cousins Richard and Debbie, and Samantha. It was great to see them. Boiling Springs is about the only choice for an rv park in the area. It's an interesting mix of rv park and state park. There are a few full hookup sites with 30 amp electric service, but most of them are filled by semi-permament residents who work in the area. The sites are close together. We were not able to get a full hookup site, but since we were only staying 2 nights, it was not a problem for us.

This morning we were up and on the road by 8:30, seeing sights like this farm along the way:

We seem to have a lack of trees!

And now we're back in Texas:

We are staying at the Oasis RV Resort, on the far west side of Amarillo. Typically, when we visit here, we stay at one of the parks on the east side of town. But we'd heard that this is a really nice place, so we decided to give it a try. It's a new park with huge pull-throughs, free laundry, and wifi. There is a heated pool and hot tub. Maybe the weather will cooperate at some point during our stay, and we can get in a swim!


Mac and Netters said...

Ellie & Jim we have a daughter that lives in Amarillo and we checked out the Oasis RV Resort this summer for a future visit. It looks like a great park to us. We visited the the person on duty and he was very helpful with all the questions we had.
Have a safe trip and h ope to see you soon!

Speedy said...

Just can't stay away from all these Texans can you?? Hope your trip is a safe one. Sherri and I have 3 weeks and then we will be thinking about where to head out to. I am sure we will go to the lake and get that place settled and then make plans from there.

Tumbleweed Dee said...

Thanks for posting the picture of the barn! That one is simular to the one we had, with the "flares". In the winter the snow was high enough to take a sled up the side flare to middle of the upper roof and slide down from it. What fun! Thanks for the memory.

Mark and Dortha said...

Sounds like your trip is going good and you are getting in lots of visiting. Stay safe and see you in a few weeks.


Weldon and Sandy said...

A Texas Longhorn in Oklahouma??? I wonder what Oklamouma rancher this might be as we all here in Texas know Oklahouma and Texas just don't go together. Have a save trip.