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Old 05-04-2019, 05:03 PM   #1
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As we shift vacation time from Orlando to destinations in driving distance of our new home in Oklahoma, this is a new thread to track our ongoing OK adventures. There's a lot to do here, as we can drive to Branson, Tulsa, OKC, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Shreveport, Hot Springs, etc in 6 hours or less.

Rather than doing separate TRs for what will mostly be short weekend jaunts, I'll keep adding to this thread for different OK adventures. Come join the fun!

Branson, MO - March 2019
Dallas, TX - April 2019
OK City - April 2019
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Old 05-04-2019, 05:05 PM   #2
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A couple years back, we did the Wyndham timeshare pitch. We tried their Discovery package - basically some one-time use points. If it worked out, I was thinking about buying some Wyndham points resale. I discovered I don't really like Wyndham, but am still thinking about HGVC resale. Maybe...

In any event, we had some Wyndham points that would expire if not used, so I booked up to the very last day before expiration for our first visit to Branson, MO.


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The room was nice & I liked the resort a lot. However, the week we went was the off season. There really wasn't much going on. The theme park, Silver Dollar City, was not open yet. Neither were the riverboat, many of the shows or many of the tourist attractions at all. So rather than our typical vacation running around trying lots of things, I spent a lot of time in the room or hanging out at the resort. It was nice & relaxing. Still, we may try to squeeze in another trip this summer to try out some of the things to do in Branson.


The camera option for Pokemon Go came out while I was in Branson....so while I skipped the usual room pics, here are a few from trying out the game feature for imaginary critters.

The patio was a good size. It overlooked other buildings in the resort, a water feature and an outdoor pool which was covered for the season.



The living room was a decent size, but chandelier was in an awkward spot between the bedroom & bathroom doors.



I like kitchens that look directly into the living, so that's a win.

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Sounds good Amy! Subscribing to follow along!
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Nice start Amy, long time for TR. Hope you will have lots of fun.
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Following! Give me a shout if you decide to check out Hot Springs. Iím only an hour from there!
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Thanks for sharing, Amy. Looking forward to more.
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Always fun to see your trips&pics....
Save your travel budget & plan to go to Branson for Holidays!!!
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I used to have a client in McAlester. I got to know that area well...a little too well.
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Sounds good Amy! Subscribing to follow along!
We're going to have some fun!

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Nice start Amy, long time for TR. Hope you will have lots of fun.
Tons & tons. At least based on the few weekends we've done so far.

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Following! Give me a shout if you decide to check out Hot Springs. Iím only an hour from there!
YES!!!!!!!!!! I don't know when, but will definitely do Hot Springs. It would be awesome to meet up there.

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Thanks for sharing, Amy. Looking forward to more.
I will be on the look out for princesses - or at least photos of such - to include for you.

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Always fun to see your trips&pics....
Save your travel budget & plan to go to Branson for Holidays!!!
The pics of Branson Holidays are amazing. I'm really looking forward to seeing that, but may need to be 2020.

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I used to have a client in McAlester. I got to know that area well...a little too well.
Hum....sounds like it would be better not to ask.
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