Sunday, September 9, 2012

Texoma Adventure with Southern Oklahoma Sams


Susan and I spent the end of last week with our dear friends, the Southern Oklahoma Sams (SOS), at Ben’s Campground on Lake Texoma.  This was the first time I’ve visited the lake since the tornado of 1979, when I witnessed the boat dock at Catfish Bay Marina capsize and lose several boats.  The new marina is simply beautiful and the campground is a new destination find for Susan and me. 



A great place for a girl to walk her dog . . . .




We came into the park on Tuesday afternoon following Labor Day, and we were surprised to find so many vacant sites.  Several of the SOS group had already arrived and set up camp.


According to the park host, the original lodge was torn down several years ago and the new owner, Pointe Vista, has plans to build a new lodge in the area. 


The following picture is of Roosevelt Memorial Bridge.  During the stripper fishing frenzy of the late 1970’s, a much younger Jerry caught his fair share of 17-21 pound strippers under that bridge. 


SOS Treasurer, Arlena Cagle, lives nearby and offered us the use of her home to host a Mexican dinner for the group.  Arlena’s hospitality was most appreciated as I was concerned about serving food in the 105 degree temperatures.

Susan and co-host, Marlys Johnson, cutting up on the way to Arlena’s . . . .


After a fine dinner, the SOS group did what most RV chapters do . . . they played games!




Below, is a “clay pot man” situated in Arlena’s front yard . . . .


Susan and I wish to thank the SOS group for allowing us to be a part of their monthly campout, and we also want to thank Arlena for her warm hospitality in extending to us the use of her beautiful home.  We always enjoy visiting with this group and hope to do it again real soon! 

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