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Sep 22, 2012 - The last three days

The last three days were mostly just driving. Left Canyon De Chelly and went to Window Rock, capitol of the Navajo Nation. Stopped at Window Rock and the Native American Veterans memorial. Very well done in a very pretty park. Onto Casamero Pueblo, a Chacoan outlier where we saw the largest, grasshoppers ever. Probably 4-5 inches long and massive! Found our way to Enchanted Trails rv Park (Passport America) Albuquerque, NM,(Wed nite), then to Amarillo Ranch RV where they honored Passport America)Amarillo, TX,(Thursday nite), Oklahoma City,...

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Sep 18, 2012 - Travel day-Fort Smith

We continued our trek East with another planned stop – in Fort Smith, Arkansas (name of the town). We went to the National Site of the original fort. It was built in 1817 because of the volatile feud between the Osage and the Cherokee. It underwent many changes and finally became the Federal District Court in 1872 – presided over by Judge Isaac P Parker, “the hanging judge”. It’s really an unfair tag because he just wanted his court to be honest and he tried to rehabilitate some prisoners. No Federal judge hanged more criminals or lost...

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Aug 17, 2012 - Little Rock Central High School

August 17, 2012 Visited Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site. On September 7, 1957 Gov. Orval Faubus used the Arkansas National Guard to defy the US Supreme Court's ruling that segregation of schools was unconstitutional. President Dwight Eisenhower sent in 1,200 US Troops, specifically, the 101st Airbourne Division to enforce integration. The children caught in this fight became known as" The Little Rock Nine". They endured both physical & verbal abuse throughout the first year. The school was closed temporarily as the...

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Aug 16, 2012 - William J. Clinton Presidential Library & Museum

August 16, 2012 Visited the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, Arkansas. Started with a brief orientation film then viewed the "Timeline" exhibit featuring accomplishments of two-four year terms resulting in a balance budget, a budget surplus identified to save social security and the lowest welfare rates, highest home ownership rates and higher standards in health care and education opportunities for all Americans. The Library also features Alcove exhibits to explore a variety of topics regarding policy. A full scale replica of...

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Aug 12, 2012 - It’s the week end

We headed to Little Rock this weekend to see what’s there. On the way we stopped in Benton, AR to see the world’s only building made out of bauxite, the Gann Building. Bauxite is aluminum ore and was mined extensively in the area through WWII. It was the office of Dr. Newell Gann and was built in 1893 by his patients who couldn’t afford to pay for medical care. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if these types of bartering arrangements were still alternatives today? The building was used as Gann Medical Office until 1946 when his son donated it to...

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Aug 6, 2012 - Little Rock AR

De Oklahoma City OK à Little Rock AR Distance parcourrue 367 milles Campground Downtown Riverside RV Park Je couche 3 nuits Le campground, qui appartient à la ville de North Little Rock, offre tous les services nécessaires et une situation géographique exceptionnelle: juste en face du Centre Présidentiel Clinton qui peut être rejoint par un pont piétonnier. Je fais ma reconnaissance habituelle en automobile au centre ville, au Capitol et dans le quartier historique de Broadway. Il y a un petit centre ville appelé River Market qui est...

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Jul 6, 2012 - More Sights in Little Rock

Another scorcher.... We went sightseeing in the morning and to a movie in the afternoon followed by a quick dinner at a local barbeque place called "The Whole Hog". You guessed it, that's what they serve there. It was good, but not as good as Corky's in nearby Memphis. (*see note below on our choices from the menu) Our first sightseeing stop this morning was a short one in front of the Governor's Mansion in Little Rock. It is an attractive red brick home with beautiful grounds that is indelibly etched in my memory. I remember so well Bill...

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RV Trip Summer 2012

Jul 5, 2012 - Sightseeing

It was a cool 85 degrees when we left our motorhome this morning to walk across a railroad bridge converted to a pedestrian walkway. Our destination was the Clinton Presidential Library. Jerry and I are getting close to seeing them all. We enjoyed the Clinton Library. The events of the 90s are still fairly fresh in our memories which made it a good experience. A highlight was sitting at a conference table in a replicated Cabinet Room. You could choose an issue and follow the path it took to get something done on it. We've seen so much...

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Jul 4, 2012 - Fireworks in Little Rock

Wednesday, July 4th we drove another 200 miles. After leaving Vicksburg, we crossed the Mississippi and entered Louisiana. We soon turned off the interstate onto a US highway and drove north into Arkansas and on to our destination of Little Rock. I was not looking forward to the drive because we went on the same road in October 2009 and I found it depressing. Many of the towns are dying and there were scores of train cars seemingly abandoned on the tracks running along side the highway. Some good news - the train cars have been removed....

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Jun 4, 2012 - President Clinton Library

Today we went to the President Clinton Library/Museum. It is one of the 11 libraries in the Presidential Library System. All Presidents since FDR must raise the money to have their library built, the decision as to what is put on display in the libraries has to be approved by the National Archives Committee. Once the library is built and open it is then turned over to the Federal Government to run. In the case of President Clinton only 5% of the artifacts and papers are actually on display. The balance is stored in a huge warehouse. This...

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Jun 3, 2012 - Little Rock, Arkansas

We made it to Little Rock yesterday. We are staying in an Army Corps of Engineers Park on the Arkansas River in Little Rock. It is about a 20 minute drive downtown. This is one of the nicest parks we have stayed in and is only $13.00 a night. There is a concrete pad we are parked on and plenty of room for the car. There is also a gravel patio with a large picnic table. The sites are huge with plenty of space between. There are also trees for shade. We have excellent cell service and our Virgin Mobile Wifi is working very well. It's proving...

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May 13, 2012 - Mother's Day in Arkansas

May 12 – We picked up Audrey at 11am and headed for the Marlsgate Plantation. On the way we stopped at the Scott Plantation and toured the old buildings. Since the Marlsgate Plantation was having a wedding we just drove past and took pictures of the mansion. The cypress trees were growing across the road from the house. We stopped to eat at the Cotham Restaurant made famous by President Bill Clinton eating there. Then on to the Toltec Mounds State Park an impressive archeological site that attracted national interest for over 100 years...

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