Monday, July 26, 2010

Slow Sunday and Another Travel Day

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:

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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. 

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Good choice!

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Jim tasted the “hot” sauce with his beef plate and used that as an excuse to find some ice cream after lunch.

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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!

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Anonymous said...

I could help you do that, but looks like you have it handled. So beautiful!!
Love, Vickie

Mark and Dortha said...

Looks like a great park. Guess we will have to try it sometime. If for no other reason, the bar-b-que.

Keep those babies cool!

Mark and Dortha said...

Looks like a great park. Guess we will have to try it sometime. If for no other reason, the bar-b-que.

Keep those babies cool!

MAC said...

2 weeks ago Keith and Donna held that spot down and last week Netters and I held that spot down---Now you guys are doing that----Isn't it facinating how we all are doing the same thing and slowly heading towards the same destination....You guys travel safe and we will see you in Elkhart.....HUGS TO YA !!!!

Janna and Mike said...

Great photo of you and the doggies?

Unknown said...

Your post brought back a great memory of staying in that park years ago. . .I also loved watching the river. . .looking forward to going back!

KarenInTheWoods said...

What a great past-time! To sit and watch the boats go by on the river. I can't think of anything more fitting to do while parked on that campsite. Enjoy!

Karen and Steve
(Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard

Randy and Terry said...

I'd be right there with you, Ellie! Love watching the river go by. Guess Randy & I will have to stop at that park sometime, too.