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Dec 3, 2014 - Back To Branson

We had a wonderful time in Miami and may be back again later for more.:-) We celebrated last night with the “all you can eat crab buffet” at the Downstream Buffet Restaurant. They had a huge variety of awesome food, we told our waitress all we wanted was the salad and crab legs. She brought us a huge bucket of crabs and all the utensils we needed, we enjoyed two buckets full. We also had a coupon for $10 off, so we had all this snow crab for only $9.99. It was delicious! We are all packed up and ready to head back to Branson, a drive of...

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Dec 2, 2014 - More From Miami

We did a bit of exploring in Miami today. An important attraction that runs directly through the heart of Miami is Historic Route 66. With a deep history as America's most beloved highway, Route 66 has played a large part in the history of Oklahoma and Ottawa County. Often referred to as the "Birthplace of Route 66" Oklahoma was part of the road's beginning and is blessed to have more miles of this historic 2,400 mile roadway, than any other state. Miami boasts of the longest Main Street on all of the Route 66 and is proud to serve as the...

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Dec 1, 2014 - Miami, Oklahoma

This is a quick update to let everyone know we have safely arrived in Miami, Oklahoma. We will be staying at the Downstream Resort for a few days. This is an early Christmas present for us. We love staying in hotels and having breakfast in bed once in a while. :-) We are always happy to get back to our RV after our little trips too. We had a lot of sleet last night and the roads were icy in spots, but all went well. We will be visiting some of the historic Route 66 sites in downtown Miami tomorrow. I am adding a few pictures of the awesome...

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Nov 13, 2014 - Route 66

On our drive back to Branson we noticed a lot of Route 66 signs, museums etc. Known by several names throughout the years including the "Mother Road," "Main Street of America," and the "Will Rogers Highway," Route 66 served travelers for some 50 years, before totally succumbing to the "new and improved" interstate system. Running through the states of Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California, the highway became one of the most famous roads in America. For decades, this historic path served thousands...

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May 12, 2014 - Miami, Oklahoma

It was about 1000 when Ross and Marge left the campground in Tulsa and headed for Miami, Oklahoma. The first stop was the Flying J where the price of fuel was $3.69. After refueling they arrived at the Newell Corporation Manufacturing Plant around 1200. After setting up Ross walked to the office to check in and to make sure the site they chose was open and to also check that we were expected and would be given a tour of the factory tomorrow morning. Ross was introduced to the sales representative that would be conducting us on the tour and...

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Jun 26, 2013 - June 26, 2013 -- Catoosa, Claremore, Foyil, Chelsea, White Oak, Vinita, Miami, Oklahoma

June 26, 2013 – Catoosa, Claremore, Foyil, Chelsea, White Oak, Vinita, Miami, Oklahoma We got a fairly early start this morning – about 8:30. We took the turnpike to Tulsa and then branched off to follow Route 66 – getting our kicks – to Missouri. Our 1st stop was in Catoosa to see the Blue Whale, twin bridges which used to be on Route 66 but are now located in a park and the old Arrowood Trading Post. The Blue Whale was built by Hugh S. Davis who was a zoologist. He envisioned the whale as a special place where his grandchildren could...

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Sep 28, 2012 - Sullivan, MO to Miami, OK

Route 66 is like a museum of Americana whose exhibits are miles apart. In some cases, it is the road itself. These pictures are just a few of the sights that we are seeing. This web page cannot come close to imparting the experience of actually being there. We can understand why there are those that make the trip many times.

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Nov 3, 2010 - Springfield,MO - Miami, Oklahoma

Gerry has directions from a tourist office on how to follow route 66 through downtown; we all get copies and follow the directions. The 'square' in downtown is a little tight for a motorhome towing a truck, esp. with cars parked all around the edges. We manage to get around without hitting anything and off we go out of town, to new adventures. Today we will be going through 2 states - route 66 goes through Kansas for 13.2 miles and then into Oklahoma. This morning's drive is picturesque through villages, rolling hills with churches, barns...

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Aug 23, 2009 - Three States

We left Quapaw Casino this morning and found our way going north on I 44. There we found the Downstream Casino. It is layed out that the parking lot is in Kansas, the front door and driveway is in Missouri and the casino is in Oklahoma. This is a beautiful casino with free RV sites. They even shuttle us up to the casino, tho it is not a bad walk. We will be here until Wednesday when we will finally make our way back to Coffeyville. We will be staying at the City Park for the first 2 weeks of our workamping. Until next time.....

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Aug 21, 2009 - HighWinds

The Quapaw Casino is presently being remodeled, so all they have available are the dreaded slot machines. We decided to try some of the other casinos in the area. We found the HighWinds about 3 miles away. There promotional was fun and profitable. They gave us $10.00 in play money for the slots that you could play with and you collect the winnings. I left there with 15.00 in real money. Not a bad afternoon. We lunched at Okies......its a hamburger stand. We stopped by KuKu's Hamburgers to see the largest Kuku clock, only to find out that...

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Dec 25, 2007 - Christmas in Miami

When we left the glitter of Branson to have Christmas in Miami, we didn't envision the destruction in Miami caused by an ice storm that had struck two weeks earlier. As we drove into and around the town, we saw thousands of piles of broken tree limbs and branches - much like after a hurricane. The difference here was that all the standing trees were stark and bare, not a leaf on them. The tops of trees were all scarred with breaks and tears where branches had broken off in the ice and wind. Thankfully, only a few homes were damaged, but...

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Sep 29, 2007 - Sedalia, MO to Miami, OK

I am currently at Walmart for the night in Miami, OK. I drove I drove 119 miles and stopped twice for gas...I only used 1/2 tank. First stop was Lincoln, MO: $2.599/gal and the second stop was Commerce, OK: $2.759/gal. Commerce is the home town of #7, Mickey Mantle. I forgot one important piece of informaiton yesterday. I was whistled at TWICE when I was in downtown Sedalia...and not by construction workers! It was a great trip once I got to Springfield, Mo from Sedalia. I was on backroad Route 66 most of the way. I just love seeing the...

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