Summer 2008 travel blog


Hello from Arkansas!!!

The trip down was very pretty. It was a bit foggy when we started out but then we climbed a mountain and the sun broke thru. The leaves are starting to look rusty. Not really turning colors yet but here and there is a branch or a vine that shows up with some color.

There are two roads to take to Russellville, Arkansas from the Branson area. One is the short one (120 miles) - but it is a state road (7)that looks like it was laid out by a snake. Lots of curves and switchbacks. The other is an over hour longer (180 miles) but is a US Hwy (65)and an Interstate (I-40). Much straighter and one we have traveled before. Since neither one are very long I think we will take the longer one and and have a easier trip. We found out that we picked the correct road. Some of the locals said that 7 is pretty crooked and has some very steep hills.

Going to have an early dinner as we didn't stop for lunch.

Oct. 4: We sure picked the right day for sitting still. Don't really have too much to do today. Maybe a little laundry, maybe a little grocery shopping, but mostly relaxing from the trip yesterday and getting ready for the one tomorrow.

We will be in our "Travel" mode until Oct. 14. That means 2 nights in a campground and then the next night in a parking lot. So tomorrow night is Wally camping in Shawnee, OK. Then two nights in a campground in Texola, OK, a night with the Elks in Tucumcari, two nights in Tijeras, NM, a night with the Elks in Truth or Consequences and then two nights in Demming. This gives DH (and my back) time to rest a bit from travel and for us to be able to get fresh water and an electric charge for the next night. Of course, our plans are made in Jell-o so who knows what will happen.

Ivy's Cove is a beautiful new campground in Russellville, AR. Young couple are making it out of an old cow pasture. Sites are big and level and the office, showers and laundry are spotless. The owner is very busy as he is running for Justice of the Peace for the township. He also drives the local school bus and is getting ready to add 26 spaces to his campground.



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