BILL & KATHIE'S 2011 RV ADVENTURES travel blog

Lake in Ft. Smith RV Campground


Mallard Duck Eggs in Ft. Smith Campground

We drove about 250 miles east yesterday into Alma, in NW Arkansas. This large campground is set in the woods, but we haven't had any skeeter problems. Where Oklahoma City was in a severe drought, this area has had plenty of rain. Everything is lush green and mossy. The campground has a small lake, and several families of mallard ducks are living here (we found a nest this morning by the office). There are also cardinals, and several other species of birds that I'm not familiar with. We only planned on staying here two nights (Friday & Saturday), but it's so peaceful, and we have all the modern conveniences in our rig (WIFI, satellite, cell service, etc.), that I'm hoping we can stay longer (we're just 130 miles from Branson, MO, where we're due to arrive next Saturday for the rally). At night, it sounds like there are 1,000 frogs croaking all at once - it's one of my favorite sounds, so I'm in nirvana. No lightening bugs yet, but I'm hopeful. The old guy in the office has a large stick up his butt, and was quite a jerk to Bill when he was escorting us to our site (talking to Bill like it was his first time driving the rig), but neither of us paid him any mind. He's probably had plenty of bad experiences with RV'ers. We had severe weather all around us last night, and the weather radio alarm went off several times during the night, but all we had were a few small boomers. More severe weather is predicted for the next several days, but we're just in the region for it, and know what to watch for.

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