Saturday, May 18, 2013

Local Campout with SOS!

Our good friends with the Southern Oklahoma Sams (SOS) invited us to join theirDSCN3925 Oklahoma City campout at Rockwell RV Park. They held a midweek campout beginning on Tuesday and ending on Friday.  DSCN3926




Five couples participated in the event, which was hosted by Don and Addie Petersen.  We experienced typical Oklahoma spring weather with partly cloudy skies and scattered showers.  But, the temperatures were mild and made for a comfortable setting for outdoor meals and short excursions. 







While the girls went basket shopping, the guys (and Susan) visited “The 45th Infantry Division Museum.” 


According to General George S. Patton, Jr., “The 45th is one of the best if not actually the best division in the history of American arms.”  The museum is said to be “Oklahoma’s only state operated museum dedicated to military history . . . , and collects, preserves and exhibits objects and equipment relevant to the history of Oklahoma’s military heritage from the Spanish exploration to the present day.”   
















Among other things, the museum houses the “Reaves Military Weapons Collection,” which is an extensive collection of firearms dating back to the Revolutionary War.


As do most Oklahoma Good Sam chapters, SOS folks like to eat.  DSCN3935 We took in the buffet at “Golden Corral,” and I especially enjoyed the chocolate-dipped marshmallows!  In addition to a pancake and egg breakfast, Don and Addie prepared the next evening’s meal,  a “Low Country Boil,” which contained shrimp, potatoes, corn cobbettes, kielbasa, onions and seasoning.  Wow, was that good! 


We thank our SOS friends for thinking of us when they planned this campout, and we look forward to seeing them again at the Southeast Area Friendship Rally, July 17-20, at the Citizen Pottawatomi Campground in Shawnee.

Maynard loves to RV, but hopes he’ll be able to participate more next time . . . .


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