After leaving Crawford, we drove to Lake Texoma, on the Texas/Oklahoma border, near Madill, OK. We had planned To spend 3 nights, but soon realized, this was not a good fit. We don’t fish or have a boat and the high and muddy waters did not make either of us want to go for a swim. So, we decided to drive to Guthrie, visit Summit View Cemetery, where my Mother and other family members are buried.
We stopped in the little to town of Waxahachie, TX for lunch. We chose a pub lunch at College Street Pub. Bill had Fish and Chips and I chose Shepherds Pie. Very nice.
On the way back to our truck we passed the Ellis County Courthouse, a turn of the 20th Century building, completed in 1897. The building went through restoration early in this century as part of a plan by Governor George W. Bush to restore many of the historic Texas County courthouses.
We spent the night in Guthrie and paid a visit to Summit View. Mother has a new neighbor, who apparently loved birds, so there is a pole with feeders and bird houses hanging just over Mother’s stone.
I think she would approve.
As we packed up yesterday in Guthrie, the motor on the slide out stopped just as the slide was completely in. We decided that Tulsa would probably offer more repair opportunities and the slide was safely in, so off we went.
We checked the fuses and manually extended the slide (only after having to fix the manual crank rod – cotter pin stripped). We called a local mobile RV service. Once he checked it out, he found yet another fuse, one that is not documented in the manual. 15 minutes later, all fixed.
This Morning , Bill and I took a nice ride using the Mingo Valley and Creek Turnpike bike trails. we met Dad for breakfast in downtown Jenks, and rode back. We tried to ride up the Riverside Parks Bikeway to The Gathering Place, but the trail is still closed due to recent flooding.
I did take a picture on the old 96th Street bridge, which is a bike/pedestrian bridge today, but when I was a child, was one of my favorite bridges across the Arkansas River . I liked, and still like the iron arches.
We have a couple of more days here. We are having a great time and Mouse is really traveling well. He does like his daily walks,