With the help of my lifetime partner Spencer Aiello, I've decided to begin writing again. Spencer and I have recently retired to Grand Lake O' the Cherokees and are renovating our retirement home at the Lake. Squeezed in between these renovations, we have met many wonderful people and discovered a part of Oklahoma many do not even realize exists. Prior to retirement, I lived the previous 38 years in Oklahoma City where my sons still reside with their families. We are creating a blog entitled, "Grand Lake O' the Cherokees - Explore the Unexpected in Oklahoma". It will allow the reader to explore this mecca for tourism in Northeastern Oklahoma's Green Country; in addition, one will realize just why this is one of America's most desired retirement havens. Once you travel with us through our blog postings and photos, we are sure you will book your next getaway to Green County to see first hand what all we have to offer.