We camped the first night at Ballard's in Carthage, Mo--a small private campground with an excellent shower house and friendly owner, Wanda. It had been 16 degrees when we left home and was 62 by the time we got to Ballard's but that was not to last.
We continued on yesterday through Oklahoma to Lake Eufala. I must point out that parts of Highway 69 through eastern OK must have been built over old railroad tracks or something. Our seat belts kept us from hitting the roof of the truck but that's about it. I don't expect to be able to cut diamonds or thread needles when I'm riding shotgun but reading, writing and naps were also out of the question.
But we were heartily welcomed by Ranger Ron, who pointed out that there is also an airstrip, golf course, stables and petting zoo in the 2200 acres of this park. Ranger Ron was promoting their Facebook page, so check it out: