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.
It is the sandstorm that shape the stone statues of the Desert. It is the struggles of Life that form a person's character ~ Native American Proverb