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May 21, 2019 - Russellville, Arkansas to Red Bay, Alabama

Sunday Morning we left early because we had one of the longest sections of our trip and because there were weather reports that some very hazardous weather was on the way Russellville, Arkansas and Red Bay, Alabama. We were heading to Memphis, Tennessee and we camped at the Elvis Presley Campground. It is not a very good park. It is old and not well maintained The office is filled with Elvis Presley overpriced memorabilia. Ross wasn’t an admirer of Presley when he was star and Ross had no problem leaving the office with simply the camping...

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May 19, 2019 - Oaklahoma City to Russellville, Arkansas

This morning we left the campground in Oklahoma City for Russellville, Arkansas a distance of 263 miles to the Ivy’s Cove RV Resort. This a small well maintained RV park with 46 sites, of which 36 are pull throughs with full hook-ups including 50 amp electrical service. The road through Oklahoma City was not very good, very similar to the roads in California. It took 20 minutes to get to the outskirts of the City where the road became belter. The weather was cool and the sky was blue but within an hour huge cumulus clouds could be seen in...

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Apr 29, 2019 - Oklahoma recap

While we are currently in Arkansas, this post is about Oklahoma. Each state continues to be a little more lush than the other. Funny thing is, it appears to start being lush right at the state line. Driving on US 40 in Oklahoma was very enjoyable. The roads were nice and smooth, the scenery was greener and the drivers were courteous. Previously I read about Carhenge. It's where somebody buried several Cadillacs reminiscent to Stonehenge. I thought about stopping there but I didn't think it was worth the trek. It just so happens that it is...

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May 28, 2018 - Last two days at Old Post

This is catchup night. I am breaking my posts into two different ones so they make a little more sense. First, I have posted a picture of the ballgame at Dickey-Stephens that I referred to in an earlier post. While we were outside seeing Dan and Bev off I took a couple of pictures of the colored lights on the walking bridge. I have not had a chance to try and doctor those on LightRoom, but I hope to get to that point soon. So, now on to Sunday and Monday at Old Post. Sunday was the day that Sue was determined to cut off and hem the legs...

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May 26, 2018 - One, Two, Three...days that is

Three days have gone very quickly. Thursday we had to get out of Maumelle Park. I had done several things to prepare for move on Wednesday...up until it started raining. So, Thursday I had to deal with some wet stuff...like the CLAM. The top was wet as were the floor flaps. However, during my preparations to try to dry the CLAM, the sun popped out. I removed the stakes and picked up the CLAM and moved it to a site that would get direct sun. AND..it worked. When I started to pack up the CLAM it was dry enough to pack and not worry about...

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Apr 15, 2018 - Russellville, AR - Ivy's Cove RV Retreat

Our journey from West Memphis to Russellville, AR was 201 miles over almost all I-40 under a light rain for the first 40 or so miles but all of it with a strong southerly wind that made the trip much less enjoyable. We arrived at Ivy's Cove RV Retreat under sunny skies and a colder night forthcoming. We have a 50 amp full hookup pull-through with decent Verizon and a clear look at the satellite. The sites are a little narrow and barely long enough to leave Libby attached though we disconnected so we could journey into town for lunch at...

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Feb 8, 2018 - Russelvile

It was a lot nicer today then yesterday. The temp got up to 60 and sunny. We only had to cross the Mississippi to be in Louisiana and we got to State Hwy 7 and took that north. It is the scenic byway so the speed was slower but beautiful scenery. We stopped at the Hollis Conservation compound. In the depression men lived there while they reforested the surrounding area. No buildings but the foundations were still there. It s a good Hwy but pretty remote so we stopped at 4:00 got our room, rather then chance not finding a room before dark.

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Aug 10, 2017 - Bargains Galore on 64 - Day One Ft. Smith to Clarksville

On a sad note first - we are actually traveling across Arkansas on the “Trail of Tears.” For any of you who are unfamiliar with the Trail of Tears, in 1838 and 1839, as part of Andrew Jackson's Indian removal policy, the Cherokee nation was forced to give up its lands east of the Mississippi River and to migrate to an area in Oklahoma. The Cherokee people called this journey the "Trail of Tears," because of its devastating effects. The migrants faced hunger, disease, and exhaustion on the forced march. Over 4,000 out of 15,000 of the...

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Oct 7, 2016 - Russellville Arkansas

Today was a driving day, we left Tennessee 9:30 am and drove all the way to where we are tonight, close to the Oklahoma border. It was very windy today, thought maybe there would be a storm happening, but as we sit tonight , it is a calm and beautiful night. Doing laundry and sipping on some vino ! We are making our way back towards Arizona, then towards home, so you may not see too much going on the next few days. Have a good night!

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Oct 6, 2016 - Lake Dardanelle

Drove all day and made it to Lake Dardanelle sp where we stayed previously. Humidity is back to good old southern standards! On the interstate today, a truck ahead of us pulling a trailer full of cattle lost a tire. Luckily the tire rolled straight down the road for about 50 yards and the driver was able control his rig. Should be able to almost make it to Georgia tomorrow- just ahead of hurricane Matthew.

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Jun 7, 2015 - Lake Dardenelle

We left our luxurious campsite at Walmart and got back on the road by 10 to get through Oklahoma. Strange to see green trees along the side of the road blocking a 20 mile view! Made it into Arkansas and stopped at the Lake Dardenelle state park. Had a little trouble finding it but finally found it and got a site for 16.66- water and electric. We dont have the benefit of mother nature cooling it down to the 30s at night, so we opted for ac. Southern humidity is something after being out west!

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Jan 22, 2015 - Hard Times

I know.....it's been much too long since my last post. It's been a rough 6 weeks and I just haven't had the heart to write. My sister passed away on December 9th. We knew it was coming, but it's still a shock. We left the motorhome in Florida and headed back to Arkansas about 2:00pm. We stopped for the night in Marianna, FL at a very nice hotel. But as you can imagine, we slept very little. At 3:00am we were both awake so we got dressed and hit the road at 3:30am. We made a couple of wrong turns that cost us some time, but still arrived in...

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