We 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!
Photo album of this stop: