We are staying at the Lake Elmer Thomas Recreational Area (LETRA) on Fort Sill, Oklahoma. It is one of the nicest RV parks we have stayed on yet. It offers a 365 acre lake with water slides, beach swimming area, boat rentals, and an archery range with bow rentals. There is also a 18 hole mini golf coarse along with a snack bar that opens up on Memorial Day weekend, except this year it will open late due to all of the rain and flooding in the area.
The winds blow pretty good across the plains where we are, but so far we have not been blown over, so all is good. There are tornado watches and warnings around our area a good bit too, but luckily we have not had any tornadoes yet and hopefully will not have any while we are here.
|Avery, Courtney, Chloe, Ethan, Ian, and Tia at Elmer Thomas Lake at sunset.|
We have caught some wildlife while here and hope to catch some fish before we leave.
|A turtle we helped across the parking lot to the lake. It only tried to bite me a couple of times.|
The kids can not wait for the park to officially open so that they can swim at the beach and play on the water slide. They did get to play in the sand some though.
|Courtney, Avery, and Ian playing in the sand.|
|The beach at LETRA.|
|Avery, Ian, and Courtney still playing in the sand.|
|Ethan's sand castle. Looks like all he has done is the moat.|
|Avery starting on a sand castle or just digging in the sand.|
|Tia's idea of a castle is sticking a stick in a pile of sand.|
|Courtney and Ian building a wall for their sand castle.|
Across from Lake Elmer Thomas is Mt. Scott which is 2264 feet in elevation and gives you a 360 degree view of the area around it. It is well worth the drive to its summit to feel the wind in your face and to take in the view it offers.
|Looking at Mt. Scott from the RV park.|
|Tia, Chloe, Avery, Ethan, Courtney, and Ian on top of Mt. Scott with Lake Elmer Thomas in the background.|
|Lake Elmer Thomas viewed from Mt. Scott.|
|Playing around with the Pano option on my iPhone. The kids could not move into position quick enough.|
The first night we arrived here the sunset was just beautiful. I am a sucker for a good sunset.
|Sunset on Lake Elmer Thomas.|
|Sunset on Lake Elmer Thomas starting to show its better colors.|
|Another storm rolling in.|
|Some of the flooding here at the lake.|
|The lake's water level rising over the sidewalk with its debris line showing how much it has went down.|
I'm sure once we get further out west we may stay in some areas longer like when we visit the Grand Canyon or Yellowstone. That is the beauty of our lifestyle that we can stay in an area for as long as we want.
Once again we are blessed that we can live this way and that God watches over and guides us in our travels. May He watch over you too and keep you safe from harm.
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|States we have visited so far.|