Sunday, January 04, 2009

Weekly Winners Sunday 1/4/09

Weekly Winners, hosted by Lotus.

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We took a small road trip on Saturday to Checotah, Oklahoma since it was such a warm and sunny day (75F/24C) before the cold sets in again overnight. I'm a Carrie Underwood fan and have always wanted to visit her hometown and to see what firsthand the place she sings about in her song "I Ain't in Checotah Anymore" on her Some Hearts album.

Downtown Checotah
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Hometown Girl Made Good
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Watertower
(Tom took this one)
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You Are Here
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Derilect Dock at Lake Eufaula
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Boat Ramp at Lake Eufaula
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Quiet Lake Eufaula
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Unraked
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Remnants of Pop a Top Camping Trips at Lake Eufaula
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51 comments:

  1. Well at least they were drinking some good beer. Somewhat.

    Great pics Mags!!

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  2. How cool! Too bad she wasn't there when you were. :)

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  3. This post makes me want to just pack up and travel around America...and I WILL do it someday :) Very cool liquor cap montage!

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  4. Sorry, I meant collage. Oops on montage...that's what I get trying to be all smart sounding and all, heh.

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  5. I read your Plurk yesterday.I was wondering if you had been able to convince Tom, but you did, and it seems like you had a great day!
    Lovely pictures, it looks like such a great place!! I went on a photo hunting trip with my husband too on Friday, but mine a very grey, because of the misty weather! (They're not up yet, I had some other ones to post first! )Enjoy your Sunday!

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  6. What a fun trip!
    The pics are great sweetie.

    It's been crazy warm here too, 84 today! I need to get the kiddos outside!

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  7. My favorite is def the cap collage.. What a great set of photos!! It looks like a fun trip.. and how silly is it that I am a huge fan of Carrie Underwood.. :)

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  8. Great photos.
    I love the unraked photo. I'm not sure what iti is but I keep going back to it. The caps are cool too, shame there was litter to find in such a gorgeous place though.

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  9. you sure live in a beautiful world! dear maggie!

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  10. Nice set. My favorite was the dock and the bottle cap collection.

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  11. I absolutely love that we BOTH have water towers this week.

    Great set of a great visit!

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  12. I love the collage of the beer caps...neat perspective on that one.

    Great shots this week!

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  13. There is some great BBQ out there... I'll have to think of the name of the place I'm thinking of...

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  14. I love the dock - that's neat. Yay for road trips!

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  15. The lake is beautiful. And I love the collection of bottle caps!

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  16. I really like the clarity of the images...great eye and good camera!

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  17. Thanks for stopping by. Checotah looks like a wonderful slice of smalltown America. Lovely shots.

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  18. Very nice pictures and a beautiful landscape !

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  19. Oklahoma - I love the shot of the derelict dock.

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  20. Love the pics of the lake. Looks like a great little trip!

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  21. what a cool trip. My Aunt is a big Carrie Underwood fan, she would be jealous.

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  22. Great pictures. Love the dock one.

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  23. You took some great pictures! Looks like a great trip. Such a pretty place.

    Oh, and I love Carrie Underwood too!

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  24. Hi, I'm stopping through from SITS. How fun to go to her hometown, and with gorgeous weather, why not? Have a great week.

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  25. You're REALLY good at nature photos... LOVE those trees. :)

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  26. Great post, Maggie! I loved the idea of taking shots of all the bottle caps found at the camp site. It shows how careless and dirty people can be, but it was also a beautiful shot.

    Have a great week!

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  27. Um Ya!!! I think I like the last one the best!!! I enjoy viewing your pictures. Seems like you get out and see some really cool things...... I'm a bit jealous but good for you!

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  28. Sorry about saying SITS..! LOL I probably clicked on somebody else who participates in SITS (there is a pink link on my blog that explains what SITS is)...anyhow, I probably was reading smoochiefrog or Aubrey (SITS girls), and then clicked on your comment you left for them.

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  29. I like the beer caps.. I wonder how many fish were caught off that dock when it was in its prime?

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  30. great pictures! i love carrie underwood too, and i'm the kind of person who also would love to visit her hometown sometime.

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  31. Cool photos. I love the one of the dock (water and derelict and rust and old wood, what's not to love?) and the bottle caps are very cool.

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  32. That last one is too good! Wonder if any of those were left by Carrie? ; )

    Happy New Year!

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  33. I really really like the derilect dock.

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  34. Hmmm, and I thought I lived in a sleepy little place!

    Oh, was the Mike's cap one of the oldies with a word on the inside? You know, like fridge magnet words? I was so bumbed when they quit making those! Guess you probably didn't dig it out to see though! :-)

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  35. Okay, that should have been "bummed", rather than "bumped". Maybe I was bumped as well - right out of adding words to my cap word collection! :-)

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  36. Lovely set - beautiful weather!

    Love the bottle top pic!

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  37. These are great pictures. I like the boat ramp. It looks like the walkway just goes into the water.

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  38. Love the derelict dock! Gorgeous pics. :)

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  39. Beautiful pics Maggie! My fave is the quiet lake one~looks so serene. Glad you & Tom were able to enjoy such a lovely place :)

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  40. Love the lake pictures. Looks like someone has been having fun there, huh?

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  41. Oklahoma looks so quaint! You must be having a blast exploring! No food pic? I am surprised!
    Diva

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  42. It looks like you had a great time...I love travelling too!

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  43. Looks like it was a great road trip!!

    I love the beer collage :)

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  44. I think I know where Lake Eufaula is! Sounds like you had a good time.

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  45. Whew! I finally caught up on everything I missed, and apparently I've missed a LOT! I had many little comments along the way but I figured if I posted those everywhere, they would just get lost. So here are the main things that stick out in my mind:

    -- Loved the v-blog! It was so nice to get to put a face and voice together with the blogger. You have much much more nerve than I, I could never do a video blog! I hide behind words

    -- Japan in 2009, perhaps? I want to hear more on that!

    -- I loved the letter you wrote to your 18 year old self. Everything about it was great

    -- Finally, you moved?! Such a big change! But I am extremely happy that you finally ended the apartness, even if does mean a higher crime rate.

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  46. 49th comment, eh? where have you disappeared?! it's been something like 4(!!!!) days! :)
    what's the haps? any news with japan?

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  47. "Lake Eufaula"??? Were vowels on sale the day they named it? heehee

    Dory

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  48. Your photos are always a delightful adventure.

    You made the 'litter' caps into a creative collage.

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