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Jul 29, 2011 - OTRA - AR - Little Rock

Wow, did we get off early (for us!) this morning ! 9:00 a.m. Another nice drive -- part interstates I-20, I-30 and I-430, and part “red” roads where we got to go through a few smaller towns on our 5 1/2-hour drive to Little Rock, Arkansas. WELCOME TO ARKANSAS: 11:45 We can add this state to the map the grandgirls gave us now. Pulled into the Maumelle Corps of Engineers Park early this afternoon. It was a long driving day but we’ve decided if we want to get to the east coast, we’d better get a move on. Had a 20-minute fuel,...

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Jun 27, 2011 - Memphis, TN

Arrived at Graceland at 10:00 AM for our 10:30 tour. It was already very hot outside, and unfortunately the folks at Graceland seem to be a little less than organized. You arrive at the Graceland visitor center and then catch a shuttle bus that takes you across Elvis Presley Blvd to his mansion. We finally got on our shuttle at 11:30. The house is very unique with carpeted walls and ceilings. The stairway that leads to the basement has mirrored walls and ceiling with illuminated stairs. Diane's favorite room was the living room with...

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Jun 9, 2011 - North Little Rock ARKANSAS

North Little Rock Today we leave Oklahoma for North Little Rock. We are well rested after our two nights stay here TERRA Starr. We were able to relax, do some swimming and just plain enjoy the area. We have had a smooth ride through Oklahoma on the I-40. This is the first time we travel east of Oklahoma City on this route. In the past we are always headed northeast out of Oklahoma City to go to Missouri. The route to Missouri is more sheep and oil country, while the route headed outof Oklahoma City is beautiful flat productive farmland. It...

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Apr 26, 2011 - Wow what a day and night

If you have been following the weather we are right in it. Little Rock Arkansas. Huge storms and tornadoes last evening. When the sirens went off we scurried to the bathrooms at the campground. Nice cement building and hung out with folks in the women's room. There were equal numbers in the men's room. Golf ball size hail. No damage that we can see. Limbs down in the next site. We are right on the Arkansas river and it is high but still in its banks. The forecast is no better for today. There is no way for us to escape the storms coming...

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Apr 2, 2011 - Little Rock, AR

Today we rode our bikes the entire 17 mile loop stopping along the way to see the 4 parks we passed through and stopping for lunch in downtown Little Rock. It was a fairly level trail with a few hills - the worst was the dam when we had to ride uphill for at least a quarter mile. Oh well, we definitely got a cardio workout on that section! We had a wonderful day and couldn't have asked for better weather - sunny with highs in the 70s. A perfect last day on the road. Tomorrow we drive the 4 hours to home.

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Winter 2011

Apr 1, 2011 - Drive to Little Rock, AR, Submarine

Drove to Little Rock, AR today. We got parked and the RV set up in time to ride the bikes along the River Trail into Little Rock for a late lunch. The bike trail starts at the RV park we are staying in and makes a 17 mile loop along the river on the north side then crosses at a dam, goes along the south side of the river, across another bridge and back to our RV park. Today we crossed the river on an old railroad life bridge. The bridge is no longer used by the railroad and has to stay in the lifted position so barges, etc can pass...

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Winter 2011

Mar 29, 2011 - More of Little Rock

Beep. Beep. Beep. My newly-purchased weather radio, which sat silent nearly all the time while we were in Arizona was working overtime the second day we arrived in Little Rock. The announcement startled me the first time it went off at 5:15am with a warning of severe thundershowers for the county. A wave of rain and thunder would pass by – the radio remained silent for about 1-1/2 hours and then beep…beep…beep…another warning about another wave of storms with threat of dime-sized hail. The storms passed over the city and we did not receive...

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Mar 26, 2011 - Playing Tourist in Little Rock

We are now in North Little Rock, Arkansas. We’re staying at the Downtown Riverfront RV Park. This RV park sits right along the Arkansas River and is adjacent to the Riverfront Trail, a multi-purpose trail used by hikers, runners, and cyclists. We chose this location because we can leave the truck behind and walk, bike or take the trolley to see the sites in downtown Little Rock which is right across the river. You might be wondering why there is a city called Little Rock and North Little Rock. In 1903, William Faucette lost the mayoral...

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Mar 25, 2011 - It is not all fun and games!

(Art writing) If you have been following along our travels, you have read about the various tire issues we have had. We had to replace the Chinese-made tires on our rig after only about 15,000 miles. Not to be out done, the General tires (German/US made) had to be replaced on our truck after 23,000 miles. All I can say is that I’m grateful that we purchased a ‘tire pressure monitoring’ system. Several times it had notified us that one of the tires was loosing air. A tire pressure monitoring system consists of two main components: the...

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Mar 24, 2011 - On The Banks of the Arkansas River

We had another pleasant driving day today. Well, for the most part that is. Everything was great except the road conditions. I-40 is really beginning to deteriorate. We had noticed that yesterday, but it wasn’t too bad in Tennessee. Once we hit the outskirts of Memphis it went steadily downhill. There were sections which were very good, but others that were very bad. Bad enough to make your teeth rattle and everything in your RV, as well. For the second day the rest area we had picked out for lunch was closed. We noticed a few closed rest...

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Scratchin' the Itch

Jan 30, 2011 - Trips to Mom's in Arkansas

We spent the last of Jan. and first of Feb. at Mom's in Arkansas, ! Visited Trisha and Alvin , our best friends also. It came a large snow storm while we were there and we with little Buttons(our YorkiePoo) enjoyed playing in it!! We have leased the house to Stacey and Darrell Tindall for a year, they are keeping Maggie and Coco, our black labs for us. Lord is good!...

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Nov 6, 2010 - End of a long day

After taking stock of our time and distances, we realized our schedule has been a little off. We were planning to visit our friend in Kansas on Sunday and Monday, heading out on Tuesday. But that would have meant a couple of 400 mile days, which we did not relish. So we decided to change our schedule a bit, but also up our travel schedule. We headed out of Jackson a good hour before our usual departure time, and aided by several of the rest stops in Mississippi being closed (for construction or economics, we didn't know), we made over 350...

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