Enjoying afternoon wine at our r.v. park
This was our destination after being on the road for 4 days through New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma Panhandles. We planned on 4 full days here which turned out to be just the right amount of time to relax and explore the city and surrounding area.
We wanted to tour the William Jefferson Clinton Presidential Library and Museum. This is the second presidential library we have seen and they are very educational and help you remember how much a president has done in his term. The library is located on land overlooking the Arkansas River. Our r.v. park was just across the river so we could walk across the river on a pedestrian bridge. There is also a 15 mile bike and walking path next to the library and river that is so great to access.
We also spent time at the Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site. This is where the 9 students who wanted to attend the high school were denied access by the governer of Arkansas. President Eisenhower had to send in federal troops to protect the students. For Dale and I it was remembering a very turbulent time. It was really the beginning
of desegregation of schools after the Supreme Court Brown vs. Board ruling. National Park Service runs the site and it is very well done.
We had lunch at the Two Rivers Park in North Little Rock. There are many parks around the city and all with biking and walking paths. We also toured the Arkansas State Capitol which has its own Vietnam Memorial honoring the Arkansas men who died in the war. It was a nice place to be on Memorial Day weekend.
Tomorrow we are off to pass through Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama and our destination for the next 5 day stop in the Smoky Mountain National Park in North Carolina.
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