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Apr 18, 2019 - Rain, Rain & more Rain...
After the rainy and stormy weekend, Tuesday was a beautiful day. But it was just a joke because more rain (storms) were in the forecast. Wednesday was cloudy and you could feel the oncoming storms by Wednesday afternoon. By Wednesday about midnight the rain and the storms were here with a vengeance. Heavy rain, hail and high winds really tried to keep us awake. It kept Sue awake and I managed to doze and sleep through most of the storms. And, today (Thursday) has been totally miserable. Rain to heavy rain and finally a slow drizzle as I...Jump to full entry
Apr 15, 2019 - My Masters break is over...
I will confess I have enjoyed the last five days. It has been Masters time. We have always enjoyed the Masters Golf Tournament. It is extremely special since we were there for two days back in 2007. Every shot we discuss if we were there on that particular part of the course and where we sat or stood. It was a great time and when possible we enjoy diving into all the coverage during the tournament. Every day was the same. One television was on the Golf Channel. When it was appropriate (Thursday and Friday) we also had ESPN on and of course...Jump to full entry
Apr 10, 2019 - Four day catch up...
Busy, distracted, tired or some other reason has kept me from keeping current on this site. However, it is time for me to catch up on a few items so we can get and stay current. Sunday was a slow day. We watched a little television, probably took a few naps (Sue needed it as her coughing was getting worse) and hosted Beth during the mid afternoon. She and StanLee came out to let him visit with Ziva on her turf and see if we could get them acclimated. After about an hour and a half, I am not sure how it worked out. One moment they are fine,...Jump to full entry
Apr 6, 2019 - Back to Arkansas...
We made it back with no more drama and for sure no issues. We are here in central Arkansas for a couple of months. Beth started her chemo therapy on Monday so we will be close and help where ever we can through this trying period for them and us. We are set up at Toadsuck COE Park just across the Arkansas River from Conway. Thursday morning at Carthage, TX we got up and started getting around knowing that rain was imminent. Getting dressed, eating and stowing everything for travel was done as quickly and efficiently as possible. Then all...Jump to full entry
Oct 3, 2018 - Toad Suck cg
Today was a travel day- 478 miles from the flat brown Texas panhandle to the green trees and grass of middle Arkansas. We stopped at the Toad Suck corps of engineers campsite right on the Arkansas river. We can see the locks on the river and supposedly barges come through it. Electric and water for $10, not bad. The host said it was named Toad Suck because years ago, there was a tavern here on the banks and people would drink so much that they swelled up like toads.Jump to full entry
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...Jump to full entry
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...Jump to full entry
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...Jump to full entry
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...Jump to full entry
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...Jump to full entry
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.Jump to full entry
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...Jump to full entry