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North America » United States » Arkansas » Little Rock July 3rd 2018

We got up and drove all day to get to San Antonio. We stopped off at Little Rock to eat the Purple Cow. The boys remembered the restaurant from several years ago and really wanted to visit the place again. It was just as good as we remembered it with purple milkshakes. Then we drove to Hot Springs, Arkansas to see the National Park there. The old majestic bath houses are preserved and open for tours. We continued our drive through Dallas and Austin then ended up at San Antonio at 1:00 am.... read more
Hot Springs National Park
Hot Springs National Park

North America » United States » Arkansas » Little Rock April 29th 2017

We were on the road out of Graceland by 9:30 am. The roads in Memphis continue to amaze me. Just downright nasty. Full of potholes. Full of trucks. We crossed the Mississippi River into Arkansas and were back in flat wetlands. Still full of trucks, and the potholes are less, but the dead armadillos continue. We had about a two hour drive to Little Rock, Arkansas. We passed rice fields that were being plowed and seeded. Flat, straight roads that I could easily set cruise control on. We agreed we would stop at a Walmart just short of Little Rock, and it was probably the neatest, cleanest Walmart I have ever been in in my life. It was empty. I was able to return the Garmin plug that did not work. We ate lunch in their ... read more
Dinner with friends
View from cg
Strange bridge

North America » United States » Arkansas » Little Rock November 1st 2016

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 found me taking a leisurely, uneventful drive from Lead Hill Campground, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers facility on Bull Shoals Lake near Harrison AR, to Maumelle Campground, part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recreation area at Murray Lock and Dam on the Arkansas River near Little Rock AR. A major portion of my agenda included taking a few scenic drives to (hopefully) see some of the Ozarks fall foliage in peak splendor. Unfortunately, I was a little early for the brilliant colors of fall; however, and fortunately, central Arkansas is replete with one of my “A-List” attractions – historic county courthouses – so incorporating those attractions into my quest for fall foliage made my journeys a 2-for-1 endeavor. Friday found me taking a clockwise journey over the Pinnacle Mountain-Greers ... read more
The Panorama Over The Arkansas River Valley Is Worth A Stop
The Importance Of Railroading To The Area’s Development Is Not Forgotten
“Eye-Catching” Might Be An Understatement

North America » United States » Arkansas » Little Rock April 3rd 2016

THE BASICS From OKC on to Tulsa, which has many beautiful homes but a wacky network of highways. The Woody Guthrie museum was a major highlight for me, touching many associated memories. We left a day before tornadoes struck there. Then, at last, we arrived in Arkansas, my last state to visit and John's 49th (he hasn't been to Hawaii). We spent three nights in Eureka Springs, in the northwest corner of the state, in the Ozarks. That town has the most amazing network of short steep streets I have ever seen. And now we are in Little Rock, which we can gaze at from our RV park in North Little Rock, on a bank a few feet from the wide Arkansas River. THE FLUFF Between OKC and Tulsa, we went through a small town which ... read more

North America » United States » Arkansas » Little Rock April 3rd 2016

Had Special K fruit edition for breakfast and managed to get away at 8.30am today. One thing Kerry noticed this morning was that another guest was wearing a t-shirt that we thought would be a good idea for Luke to have. It had a slogan on the back saying “What’s for dinner ?” and that is exactly his first three words every day when he gets home from work ! A quick refill at the gas station and we were back on I30 heading East. One thing about this area is the size of the overpass system. The interchanges are just massive and enable traffic to flow effectively across the city as long as you remember to take the right exit of course ! Our first stop was unplanned. It was a small town called Hope. ... read more
Cabinet Room
Clinton was looking for Bin Laden a long time before 9-11 check out the reward !
Old Yale photo. Do you recognise Bill & Hillary here

North America » United States » Arkansas » Little Rock December 30th 2015

Howdy Folks! After approximately 6 hours of sleep and a hot breakfast at the hotel to refuel, we decided to explore Knoxville some before we hit the road again. We strolled down to the site of the 1982 World’s Fair and home of the 266 feet / 26 stories tall Sunsphere! The general public was surprised when the “scruffy little town” of Knoxville, as it was known at the time, drew over 1 million visitors to the fair that year, making it the last successfully attended World’s Fair. Interesting factoid: Katie’s Dad actually attended the World’s Fair that year in 1982! After taking a look at the Knoxville skyline from up above we set out in search a statue of Composer Sergei Rachmaninoff that was sculpted by Victor Bokarov of Russia in honor of Mr. Rachmaninoff’s ... read more
Sergei Rachmaninoff
Rubik's Cube
Church St. United Methodist Church

North America » United States » Arkansas » Little Rock July 19th 2015

Bonjour à tous, Je crains qu'aujourd'hui ce soit un petit blog. La journée a été très agréable pour moi mais pas forcément passionnante pour vous. J'aurais pu la sous titrée journée campagne. Également désolé, mais ce soir, je ne suis pas très riche en photos Aujourd'hui le thermomètre est à 30° à 8 h, et je viens de voir que dans la région, il allait faire jusqu'à 104 F 40°C, et il n'y a plus le vent, que j'avais depuis le sud du Texas. Petit tour de Fort Smith, il est très vite fait à part le National Cemetary (cimetière) rien d'autre. On pourrait penser que les photos de ville que je prends depuis quelques jours sont faites à des heures impossibles tant les villes sont désertes. A l'hôtel j'avais récupéré une brochure, de la région, ... read more
Fort Smith
rivière Petit Jean
un ttatou

North America » United States » Arkansas » Little Rock July 7th 2015

Geo: 34.7486, -92.274580 degrees and rain driving90 degrees and sunny LR337 miles4 hours 52 minutes7 MarriottsToday was more of a travel day. We got a really late start and actually had breakfast around 11. It was a rainy day in Oklahoma. We drove most of the day in the rain. It was pretty dreary but thats ok. We have had so many perfect days. Strangely, when we were heading into Little Rock, we literally drove out from under the weather cloud line into sunny 90 degree weather. No rain in Little Rock. Every city we've visited we've had great weather. We are so grateful.We are staying at a Residence Inn LR downtown river market area. Another great location a couple of blocks from the River Market and lots of restaurants on the river. Really neat area. ... read more
Market Street
River front
The rock

North America » United States » Arkansas » Little Rock May 25th 2015

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. ... read more
Clinton Presidential Library and Museum
Little Rock Nine
Val is enjoying her trip...

North America » United States » Arkansas » Little Rock April 14th 2015

In May 2010, only two months into “The Great Adventure,” I made a one-week stop in Hot Springs AR and made a day trip to Little Rock to see three attractions: the Central High School National Historic Site, the Clinton Presidential Center and the Old Statehouse Museum. The Arkansas State Capitol and the Arkansas State Vietnam War Memorial remained on my “Must-See-In-Every-State-If-At-All-Practical” List. That list had developed after I had been on the road for several months and both those attractions had escaped me in that newbie foray into Arkansas. I utilize numerous mapping tools from my computer and hope *()&^#%$% the results coincide with Irene’s (my GPS’) analysis of my route; but I have my trusty Rand-McNally at my side – just in case. ‘Twas a very good thing I had followed my (some would ... read more
Behind The Foil Is The Foam That Insulates The Cooled Gas
Singing “And The Gas It Goes Round And Round And it Comes Out Cold”
Without Question, The Memorial Catches The Attention Of The Passerby




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