I got an early start after a quick breakfast, and spent a long day at the wheel. I think I had underestimated the distance between St Louis and Tulsa, and it took most of the day to travel down through Missouri.
I stopped in Joplin for lunch and to refuel, but only because it is mentioned in the original lyrics of the song “Route 66”, although not in the Rolling Stones version.
I finally crossed from Missouri into Oklahoma at around 4pm, and less than an hour later was at my destination, thanks once again to the efficient Magellan GPS.
Rose from Oklahoma Travel Services had contacted me several months ago, and had sent brochures on Oklahoma and Route 66 attractions to me while I was in London. She had very kindly arranged a couple of nights for me near to tomorrow’s destination, at the very scenic Sequoyah State Park, just outside the town of Wagoner.
I drove into the park, and couldn’t find anyone at the office, so went and found the RV area, close to the shores of the lake. There was practically nobody else about, so I picked a scenic site right by the water’s edge, and connected the RV to the water and power supplies. This was the first time I have done this, and everything works perfectly, lighting, heating, fridge, shower. I am so pleased with the RV, it is becoming like a home now.
As I was setting up, four deer came wandering past. It’s been a very warm day, and it was still warm in the early evening, so I went for a refreshing dip in the lake, then watched the sunset and made dinner. Very nice.