Monday, November 16, 2015

Wandering With the Wrights 11/16/2015

Last left you saying we would be boondocking at the Hard Rock Casino.  Nice well lit lot and a lovely evening for a short walk to the casino.  Where the RV’s park was not real level but other than that more than adequate for a free night of camping.  Ate diner in the casino at a cute RT 66 Diner. 
Next stop was Chickasha, OK where Jerry's maternal grandparents are from.  
Beautiful sunset in Chickasha, OK
Jerry's Maternal Grandparents Grave - Chickasha, OK

On our way out of town we decided to detour about 45 minutes to Geary, OK  Jerry’s sister has been investigating their ancestry and knew that their great, great, great grandfather was buried there.  It wasn’t at the first cemetery we went to and we were directed to a very old cemetery down a red dirt road -  remember we are in a 38’ motorhome towing a dark gray Jeep that quickly became an ugly gray/red color J

The trip was well worth it as we found the grave and were very moved by what he had written on the back of his young daughters headstone "Farewell my wife and children all.  From you a Father Christ doth call."  Exciting to learn he was a Christian.  He was an officer in the Union Army during the Civil War.

Spent the night in Roswell, NM and visited the alien museum
White Sand is quartz from the surrounding mountains.

There is an 8 mile drive thru the Monument.  Families picnicking and children on the round plastic discs sliding down the sides of the dunes.

This will be our 2nd night in Tucson, AZ.  Tomorrow to Congress and then four nights in Vegas where I have never been.  Staying on schedule and looking forward to spending Thanksgiving with Jerry's sister, brother-in-law and niece.  Hugs and Blessings, Carol & Jerry

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