Exciting February Events in Oklahoma City

Ice Skaters

Photo by Kool Cats Photography  (Flickr Creative Commons)

It’s still winter in Oklahoma City and while it may seem like the cold weather is dragging on, February is the perfect month to get out of the house and explore all that our great state has to offer. From basketball games to theater, music and outdoor activities, it’s time to embrace all of the wonderful things happening in and around Oklahoma City.

Devon Ice Rink

Head over to Devon Ice Rink in the Myriad Botanical Gardens of Oklahoma City for the last couple weeks of ice skating. The rink closes for the season on Feb. 17, so bundle up your kids and get out there for a day of family fun.

The Odd Couple at Lyric Theatre

A perfect comedy for Valentine’s Day — the Odd Couple — will be playing every evening at Lyric Theatre in Oklahoma City until Feb. 15. Bring your special someone or even the whole family to this hilarious classic.

The Harlem Globetrotters

Your family won’t stop talking about their experience at the Harlem Globetrotters event at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. The basketball antics performed by the hilarious and athletic Harlem Globetrotters will take place on Feb. 8 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., so get online and order your tickets today.

An Affair of the Heart

Shop until you drop at this huge craft fair at State Fair Park featuring over 800 exhibitors from around the country. Crafters display their handmade jewelry, toys, folk art, carvings and tons of other goods for attendants to view and purchase. Admission is just $7 and includes admission for all three days from Friday through Sunday on Feb. 7-9.

Come See Us at Leisure Time RV

Whenever you’re in the Oklahoma City area, be sure to stop and see us at Leisure Time RV — your local Oklahoma City RV dealer. We’re your one-stop shop for all of your RV needs from new and used RV sales to parts, service and everything to make your Oklahoma RV experience the best it can be.

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Geocaching in Oklahoma

Geocaching is a world-wide open-air game that is played by using GPS-enabled devices that help you find or hide containers called caches. All you need to partake in this amazing and educational hobby is a free basic membership from geocaching.com and an app downloaded right to your smartphone. With this, you will be well on your way to finding hundreds of caches hidden right in your home state of Oklahoma.

A large piece of history happened in Oklahoma territory during the 1880’s; the Land Rush. The day of April 22, 1889 saw 50,000 eager people waiting to stake their claim on a piece of land. There were only 12,000 lots to be claimed so you can imagine the disorderly conduct citizens were putting themselves through. By the end of the day, over 10,000 people settled into the newly budding capital of Guthrie.

Fast-forwarding time and you now have a chain of geocaches that have been placed along familiar paths during the Oklahoma Land Rush. This series runs east to west, much as the settlers did well over 100 years ago. All of the caches placed along this route are deliberately not invading anyone’s land, so do not trespass while searching for any of these caches.

Also throughout the state are caches placed along the old Route 66. This famous highway has been torn down and Interstate 40 has now replaced this charming and scenic road. There are still sections visible so keep your eyes peeled while you are out and about.

If you’re interested in this fun and entertaining hobby that carries you to places you have yet to discover, then load up your Oklahoma City RV and head out! There are dozens of new caches being placed all the time as well. Make sure to keep an eye out on geocaching.com for updates and information.

Be A Careful Oklahoma RV Driver

Last year, more than 33,000 lost their lives in motor vehicle accidents. It makes that number seem even worse when you take into account that most of those accidents were preventable. As RV owners, we typically spend more time on the road than the driver of an average passenger vehicle.  If I had to guess, I’d say that 10 percent of the driving population in this country would admit that their driving skills are less than par. That being said, the majority of us think we are great drivers. Recent statistics from Consumer Reports proves that a large chunk of us are mistaken and that even the smallest thing we do behind the wheel of our Oklahoma RVs can make a difference.

Children. Car crashes are the leading cause of death for kids between 3 and 12 years old. By placing all children 12 and under in the back seat, you can reduce injury risk by 64 percent for children under 8 and 31 percent for 9-12 year-olds. Always secure your children with the age-appropriate restraints. In addition to possibly saving their lives, securing your children will prevent you from losing control due to the children bouncing all over the place. If you’re driving a class A, B or C motorhome, and you choose to let your children roam freely, take a piece of tape and place it on the floor behind or around the driver’s seat. Tell your children that this zone is off limits while the RV is moving.

Speed. Speeding plays a factor in one-third of all fatal crashes, killing nearly 900 Americans every month. In the end, you’d have to be driving 100 mph or more to make any kind of real impact in arrival time. So take that extra 10 mph you’ve become accustomed to driving and knock it down to five over. You really shouldn’t be speeding in an RV, anyway. I’m sure you’re all familiar with the phrase,  the bigger they are the harder they fall. Need more incentive than that? Get a load of this… not speeding will help with your fuel consumption.

Distractions. In 2009, over 5,400 people were killed due to distracted driving and 448,000 were injured. Remember, as an RV driver you are responsible for every life in the RV. So keep your eyes on the road at all times. Don’t text, email, eat, play with the GPS or anything else that may cause you to become distracted. Taking your eyes off the road for two seconds can result in a deadly crash. Stay alert and always pay attention to your surroundings. I know that some accidents are not our faults, but being a defensive driver will help you predict and avoid these types of accidents.

Maintenance. Preventative maintenance prevents accidents. Routinely check you’re the pressure and tread of your tires, your fluid levels and battery. If you’re unsure of how to do anything of these things, come down to our Oklahoma City RV Dealership We’ll be happy to take care of you.

As I mentioned before, a high percentage of motor vehicle accidents are preventable. So be aware of your surroundings and take measures to prevent damaging your precious new or used RV and its precious cargo.

How Our New RVs Are Made

Have you ever wondered what a new RV has to go through before it ends up at your local Oklahoma RV dealership? The Discovery Channel has a great show called “How It’s Made,” and they recently aired a RV edition.  It was neat to see how our luxurious home-away-from-homes are built in this five minute feature. Starting with the cutting of steel, this video shows you exactly how RVs are put together and in what order. Check it out!

What part of the process are you the most surprised about?