DebDav On The Road


Chillin’ in Checotah, OK

69DinerWe drove further north into Oklahoma and then headed west to the small town of Onapa.  The winds were 40 miles an hour and made holding our RV on the road, a huge challenge.  Onapa is a community on Lake Eufala.  We spent some time in the town of Checotah; their main claim of fame being the home town of Carry Underwood.  We toured a civil war battleground, a cowboy museum and ate lunch at the “69 Diner.”  The next day we drove to Muskogee to tour the USS Batfish.  USS Batfish, is a Balao-class submarine, known primarily for the remarkable feat of sinking three Imperial Japanese Navy submarines in a 76-hour period, in February 1945.  We were so blessed to have a former navy submariner touring the ship that day.  He “held court” with four of us tourists and explained so much about life aboard a submarine.  He lead us through each room, and with rapt attention, we absorbed his stories of the function for each wheel, dial, panel, etc .  What a rare treat!

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