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Aug 11, 2017 - Russellville to Conway - Friday

Well, it was a DELUGE today – rain, rain, rain for about 2 hours. We pulled off the road and it turns out we are at an indoor flea market (our lucky dinosaur and our lucky duck peanut are still working). The TREASURE ISLAND FLEA MARKET in Plumerville was a little gold mine for us. It was here we made our “find of the day” – a vintage 12 month old boys London Fog Coat – it is the cutest, most precious little thing I have ever seen. We did bring our umbrellas and our big rubber boots, which came in handy today! After the rain stopped, Gene...

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Apr 15, 2017 - Progress Across Tornado Alley

Sorry – I am having problems posting photos. Maybe later? Friday: a little over 300 miles over somewhat boring I-40 to Weatherford, OK. We had cross and quartering wind the entire trip. We parked on our friend Ken’s property, he has a full hook-up. Nope, not telling you where – LOL! We went out to dinner with Ken and his new wife, Toni, and our friends Ronnie (Ken’s brother) and Evelyn. We went to Lucille’s Roadhouse, which when it was in its original location, served the travelers along Route 66 back in the day. It was very good diner...

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Oct 3, 2013 - A Stressful Drive through Arkansas

What a day this has been! Once again, I will hand the "feather quill" to Cap'n Hale for his narration of the day's events. Doug: Leaving our RV park (Acorn Acres) in Branson, I took a reverse course as it was an easier drive than proceeding down the hill on a narrow two lane highway. Little did I know that I had other challenges ahead of me! When we stopped for breakfast I saw a large screw sticking out of my L.F. tire, knowing that if I pulled it out, we could be in big trouble! We had breakfast and looked up a truck tire shop and...

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Sep 4, 2013 - second day of travel

Well, the second day was certainly interesting. This was really just a travel day. We left Conway, AR about 8:15am. We had great weather and everything was going fine until we were in the middle of Oklahoma city on I-40 and we noticed a loud noise which I thought was another car next to us but which turned out to be the rear, driver side tire that had just blown out. Francois pulled over to the shoulder on the far left and sure enough the tire was in shreds. The problem with changing it was that our spare is under the van and to reach it...

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Aug 29, 2013 - Toad Suck

No, I'm not trying to cuss, we really are at Toad Suck Park, a Corps of Engineers campground on the Arkansas River. Best $10.00 campground we have ever stayed at, see pictures. Asphalt pad, concrete covered picnic table, trees for additional shade, river, dam, squirrels, and hot dogs and chilly, what else could you ask for. Crossed the mighty Mississippi in Memphis and saw a river that looked very low. All other rivers and streams have been boiling over. Have a factory guy coming in tomorrow morning to try to fix our slideout and then we're...

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Gambling and Nature

May 2, 2011 - Arkansas Flooding

I just wanted to share some of the flooding pictures with you as we traveled across Arkansas. The farm fields are totally flooded, as are homes and roads. I can't even begin to imagine cleaning up from this mess or the tornadoes that ravaged the area. For photos of the flooding click here.

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The Long Road Home

Oct 21, 2010 - Toad Suck State Park, Arkansas

October 21, 2010 – Toad Suck State Park, Conway, AR How could we possibly NOT stay here? I was afraid to ask how the park got its name but this was a US Army Corps of Engineers park and, as most of them are, was quite nice with level sites – perhaps not as level as a Marine might do it according to Sgt. Bob, but nice just the same. The campground was located in the middle of nowhere right at a lock and dam on the Arkansas River and we were able to put our kayaks in and paddle down the Arkansas River. There was quite a stiff wind going...

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Westward Ho

Aug 1, 2009 - Day 1 on the road

Left home in Toccoa,Ga this morning about 6:45. We had a good safe day driving in mostly cloudy weather with occasional rain. Nothing exciting, just a good day on the road. We stopped in Conway, Arkansas for the night at a Day's Inn. Ate supper at Denny's and after checking over our truck and trailer settled in to rest a while and watch T.V. Drove a total of 672 miles today. Not bad for an ole guy!

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May 3, 2009 - On our way

We were supposed to leave on the 2nd, but with the weather to the West...rain, hail, tornados, etc...we decided to wait an extra day. We got off at about 10am this Sunday morning(again, waiting for weather to look a little better) and drove about 550 miles to Conway, Arkansas. We stayed in the WalMart parking lot. First time we've done that, but it's right off the highway and WalMart has all night security for people who want to just stop to get some sleep...and that's really all we needed.

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Jul 9, 2008 - There is no place like home!

Hello, this update is a bit late, but we are home! Pulled in the driveway on Sunday afternoon. It is amazing how green Arkansas is, and since we just drove thru 3 days of desert, I just kept saying, "look at the trees". Those of you who know me, know I love my trees. The trip was tiring as it always is on the way home. Then we plowed thru 7 weeks of mail. Next is paying bills and washing clothes. Then the dreaded clean up the motorhome! I hate that part. But it is good to be home. Everything was as we left it. Except for some signs of a...

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May 8, 2008 - Day 18 - Fort Smith AR to Conway AR

I guess the day off yesterday did us all some good. James, Norman and I made quick work of today’s ride. We were the last to leave the hotel this morning, but the first to arrive at today’s hotel. We covered 125 miles in 6 hours (20.7 mph avg.). The terrain was flat to rolling. The sky looked threatening from the get go, and remained so for most of the day. Fortunately we encountered no rain during today’s ride. The temperature in the morning was 59°F and only reached into the 70’s by late day. I noticed I had a flat front tire at around...

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Apr 28, 2008 - Getting ready!!!

Hello again, bad news and good news! We have posponed our Alaska Trip this year, fuel prices just keep going up and up. After calculating the mileage to Alaska and back, we have decided it best to wait. However, we are leaving on or about May 15 headed north toward the BadLands of the Dakotas.For some reason, Chuck and I prefer West over the East. Sorry East! Also, we might go into Canada and over to the Great Lakes. So we have about 16 days to get ready. For me getting ready is straighting the house, cleaning up the motorhome, and laying...

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