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On The Road To Oklahoma! Meeting New Friends Along The Way, Day 126

Today we finalized our two week stay in Texas and headed on the road to Oklahoma.

We left the Dallas area around 10:30am and traveled up I-35 towards Oklahoma City.

It was a little longer drive than we typically take when we move from one location to the next.

road to Oklahoma
We drove around the campus and found the food/bar district where most of the students probably hang out on the weekends.

So we decided early on in the trip that we would stop in Norman, OK to have lunch.

But of course, that was after we drove through the University of Oklahoma’s campus.

The University of Oklahoma

As you all know, we are huge college football fans. And any time that we can get a picture of our camper with the football stadium in the background, we take advantage of it.

road to Oklahoma football stadium
Even though we couldn’t get a picture of the camper in front of the football stadium, we were able to snag this picture while we were stuck in traffic.

However, today was move back in day for the students from winter break. The campus roads were busy, and unfortunately, it wasn’t possible to get the picture that we were hoping for.

So we drove around, looking at the beautiful campus area. And before we headed back on the road to Oklahoma City we decided to stop for a bite to eat. And that is how we ended up at Jason’s Deli.

Oklahoma campus
Even the campus water tower proudly displays the University Logo.

We parked the camper and headed inside for a nice healthy salad.

As we wrapped up our lunch, we grabbed a couple of waters to go. We were refreshed and ready to head back on the road towards Oklahoma City.

Meeting Matt and Stephanie

When we walked outside, we noticed a black pick up truck that was parked next to our camper.

Now normally this wouldn’t be anything unusual. However, we were parked in an adjacent, vacant parking next to Jason’s.

As soon as we got within 30 feet of our vehicle, a couple jumped out of their truck and the first words that they said was “We aren’t Stalkers”.

matt and stephanie
After talking for a little while, Matt suggested that we all get a picture taken in front of our T@B 400 camper.

We laughed as they explained that they are also owners of a nuCamp T@B 400 trailer as well. They just happened to be driving by and saw our camper parked in the lot.

And they explained that they have been following our journey across the country.

We stood outside talking about our camping experiences and how much we both love the camper itself.

Within minutes of our conversation, it was as if we had been friends for years and just catching up after a long vacation.

Matt and Stephanie offered us some advice on places to visit while were in town and wished us well on our continued travels.

Back on the Road to Oklahoma

So we jumped back in our truck and headed up the road to Oklahoma City. We both are amazed at the wonderful people that we meet while we are on the road.

road to Oklahoma
Who knew that the road to Oklahoma City would take us through Moore, the home of Toby Keith!

And before we made it to our stop for the evening, we received an email from Steve and Betsy who saw our camper driving up Interstate 35.

Again, they just wanted to wish us the best and let us know that they would be following along as we travel to all 50 states.

I know that we have said it before, however, the best part of the trip is not seeing all the historic landmarks. The absolute best part is meeting the people along the way!

You just never know who you might meet or run into when you travel!

Happy Traveling! Jim and Mary

About Our Living Simple Tour


  • Day 126 of 365
  • States : 16/50
  • National Parks / Monuments : 18
  • Stayed In : Oklahoma City, OK
  • Miles Driven : 219.3
  • Total Trip Miles To Date : 14,261.7
  • Total Gallons Used : 1,026.02
  • Biking Miles : 0.0
  • Biking Miles To Date : 158.4
  • Hiking Miles : 0.0
  • Hiking Miles To Date : 287.25

On September 9th, 2019, we set out in our NuCamp T@B 400 Teardrop Camper to travel to every state. You can check out all of our dates here : Dates for the States

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Rick Lottman

Wednesday 15th of January 2020

I was the guy sitting in the lobby at the Home 2 Suites when y'all arrived and left. It was a pleasure to talk with the both of you and you two are an inspiration. We wish you safe and happy travels....


Thursday 16th of January 2020

Thank you Rick! We hope to meet you out on the road someday!