Yesterday turned out to be a good day to laze around and not do much. We’d talked about taking a day trip to Hot Springs National Park, but after neither of us slept all that well Saturday night, we decided to not drive the 140 mile round trip after all. Instead, we opted to have breakfast at the local Cracker Barrel and pick up a few groceries at Walmart. When we got home, we basically just hung out and read. Later in the afternoon we grilled chicken and had broccoli slaw and potato salad with it.
Just as I was falling asleep last night, the lightning and thunder began, followed by a nice rain shower. That got us some humidity to wake up to – it was 75 degrees with 91% humidity when we got up. Ah, summer.
We were ready to go by 8:30 this morning and made our 215 mile trip on I-40 to West Memphis, Arkansas in 4 hours, averaging 8.9 mpg. We arrived at Tom Sawyer’s Mississippi River RV Park and got set up with our 50-amp, full hook-up site. Both air conditioners got turned on as soon as our surge protector checked everything out and let the power through. We have an end site on the first row facing the river:
Next up on the agenda – Memphis Bar-B-Que. After talking to the woman in the office and doing some research on the internet, we decided today we would try Central Bar-B-Que.
Jim tasted the “hot” sauce with his beef plate and used that as an excuse to find some ice cream after lunch.
We got home in time for me to settle in and watch the river…you’ll find me either outside in my chair watching the river, walking the dogs and watching the river, or sitting by a window staring at the river, watching the barges go by…well, someone has to do this!