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Monday, November 14, 2011

Nov 10 and Nov 11

A few journal notes:

Did a lot of interstate driving since I left the Chicago area, working my way to Star City, Arkansas to stay with friends for a few days.

I left Effingham, IL on Thursday morning and headed to the KOA Kampground in Marion, Arkansas.

I picked this park because it is right on the Interstate and they make a home cooked breakfast. The park is good for an overnight stay and I had a good corner site without a neighbor on one side. There was a full moon and I walked around for awhile in the evening.

After a late breakfast on Friday, I headed towards Village Creek State Park in Wynne, Arkansas.  I decided to get off the Interstate after about 10 miles and traveled the side roads, it was not a long drive but I stopped in several small towns before reaching the park.  I prefer the side roads and needed a break from the interstate.  I could have made it all the way to Star City on Friday, but I drove longer than I like to on Thursday and was not in the mood for driving on Friday.

Arrived at the state park around 12:30 and stopped in the Visitors Center, this is a huge park with 2 lakes and several campgrounds. They even have an equestrian campground.  I left the park for awhile to get cell service and stopped at "Hillbilly Treasures" a small antique and collectible store.  I used the parking lot to make my phone calls - so, of course, I had to go inside and look around.

Back to the state park for a quiet evening.  I walked around the park for about an hour, it felt good to get out and walk and stretch my legs.  I walked to the boat dock area, I wanted to walk to the equestrian campground, but after looking at the map and seeing how far I had already walked, I figured it was at least another 1/2 hour walk and then another hour to get back to where I started.

7 comments:

  1. I agree .... beautiful lake! Looks very similar to the one I stopped at in AR last week. Just love it when I can get down by the water.

    I like side roads also, and went from Memphis to Clarksville TN on 79 when going home. Small towns, yes, and takes longer, but just gotta have a scenic break once in a while:)

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  2. We much prefer the side roads when we aren't hauling the boat behind us. And isn't it wonderful to just take your time and enjoy the journey.

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  3. sounds like you are enjoying yourself!..exploring at your own speed!!!

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  4. I think thats what RVing is all about finding the out of the way small towns with a cozy happy feel. Its exploring. I love your campground.

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  5. We love side roads. All the life seems to be away from the interstate.

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  6. I'll have to make note of this park. An equestrian park would be a fun place to stay at for a few days. I stayed at a state park in Ark last summer & it was really nice & peaceful. Looks very much like the photo you took of this park.

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