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Jun 20, 2015 - Touring Around Little Rock, AR

We decided to stay a second night in Morrilton, AR. This morning we headed for downtown Little Rock in the Jeep but wanted to go via some back roads. When presented with HWY 9 and HWY 9B, I took B. I don’t recall seeing a 9A. We did indeed take a country back road. On the way, we saw what appeared to be an antique shop. We don’t usually stop at these, but this one had so much “stuff” that I made a U-turn. I walked through the open front door of the overstuffed gallery and was confronted by an ol’ country boy that informed me that this was...

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Jun 19, 2015 - Morrilton, AR

Lots of driving today - 8 hours for 400 miles. Mega wind from isolated T-storms. At one point we saw wet road ahead. I thought, "OK, I'll slow down for that." When we got to it, it was like driving into a water fall that was 3 miles long. Full clear to full down pour in .0001 seconds - we thought it weird. I dropped our speed from 65 to 40, turned wipers on full (which wasn't near enough), then dropped speed to 30 mph, and turned on all the lights I had. This lasted for about 5 minutes and then it was clear again. Got all the bugs off the...

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Jul 15, 2010 - INTO ARKANSAS

MORRILTON-CONWAY KOA, MORRILTON, AR. THURSDAY Another early get up this morning. We were on the way shortly after 0900. Refueled about 50 miles east of Oklahoma City. Had lunch in an Oklahoma rest area about 13 miles from the Arkansas border. Hot weather. The high here today hit 100. We are about 50 miles from Little Rock after a 295 mile drive from Oklahoma City. Tomorrow night will roost in a park near Tupelo,Ms. The drive has been a good one from Dodge City.

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Jul 6, 2010 - Petit Jean State Park, AR

The remnants of hurricane Alex altered our plans. The parts of Kansas and Missouri we planned to visit were expected to have a week of rain, with up to 10” accumulating. We changed our minds and went directly east (get out of the path of the weather) into Arkansas to Petit Jean State Park – with, you guess it, an airstrip in the park. Petit Jean is a beautiful park (crown jewel of AR’s system). We didn’t book reservations very far in advance so we could only get a site for 3 days in the newest part of the campground (weekend booked up). We...

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Summer - 2010

Sep 6, 2009 - The Big Show

We got up and joined every one for community breakfast (pancakes, eggs, toast, french toast, you name it). Duane and I then went and got out the cleaning supplies and washed the truck and got it ready for the show. Then, about 11:00 we got ready to make the annual video run. Terri Beeckman and I got volunteered to go to the entrance to the lodge and videotape all the trucks and vans as they came up and made the loop at the entrance to Mather Lodge. Then, we stopped back by the campsite to pick up a few last minute things. Then, we drove to...

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Sep 5, 2009 - 2nd Day of Midsouth Econoline Meet

Don't know what it is about the bed in that RV but I didn't fall asleep until about 2:00 and then was awaken at 3:30 due to a thunderstorm that rolled through. Since the weather outlook was calling for mostly rain -- I wasn't surprised. But, I managed to go back to sleep until about 7:30. It was still very cloudy and gloomy. Duane checked out the community breakfast and decided he wanted my cooking. So, we fixed a breakfast of eggs, bacon, and toast. Since my coffee carafe fell out of the unit on the way to Petit Jean -- I wasn't a happy...

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Sep 4, 2009 - Midsouth Econoline Yearly Meet

Labor Day weekend is the time for the annual Midsouth Econoline group's yearly get-together at Petit Jean Mountain State Park in Morrilton, Arkansas. We noticed a tire was a little low before leaving the house -- so, we drove out to Duane's workplace (now that he's a mechanic again, all his tools are at work. He noticed that the valve stem on the inside tire on the left rear was damaged. Luckily one of the local tire stores had one of their people at the shop repairing a backhoe tire. The guy helped Duane put in new valve stem. We got a...

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Apr 14, 2009 - Petite Jean State Park, Arkansas

There are so many state parks in Arkansas that it was hard to choose just one to visit while we are on our way back to Iowa. After looking at a bunch of stuff we decided to head to Petite Jean State Park. It looked like it would be a beautiful place to visit and we weren't disappointed. The park is named after a young French woman, Petit Jean. When she discovered that her fiancee had signed on with De Soto to explore the area, she cut her hair, disguised herself as a boy and managed to find a position as a cabin boy. She survived the...

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Our 2009 Travels

Sep 7, 2008 - Petit Jean State Park, Sunday

Visiting Morrilton This was another day of reminiscing for Kay. After our morning cappuccino and French press coffees, reading the Sunday newspaper, and a walk around the campground, we drove into Morrilton for Kay to “visit” her old neighborhoods and houses. On the way, we searched out the Corps of Engineers Sequoya Campground. It was near the lock and dam, with only 2 occupants, one of which was the campground host. Some of the sites had been sparingly mowed while all were in a significant state of disrepair. This park should be closed...

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Local RV Trips

Oct 25, 2007 - Goodbye Memphis - it was a blast!

Wednesday morning, we woke to another cloudy day in Memphis and again, it drizzled all day. After breakfast, we headed to the mall for something to do. David walked around while I got my hair cut, we had lunch, then went back to the hotel. It was about 5:00 p.m. when MHC Ford Memphis called to say the motor home was ready to go. We decided we would stay at the hotel another night and pick up the motor home in the morning after first going to the insurance office to pick up our cheque. So this morning we were ready to go by...

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Aug 23, 2007 - Morrilton , AR

We arrived here yesterday. Our camper is sitting on the banks of the Arkansas River. We went to Little Rock today to the Presidential Library of President William J. Clinton. It was nice and we had lunch there also. The cafe is called "Cafe 42" since he was the 42nd Governor of Arkansas and the 42nd President of the United States of America. It was built by private donations at a cost of 165 million dollars. It is located on 30 acres of land on the Arkansas River.

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