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Sunday, August 9, 2015

Lake Catherine State Park

Poplar Bluff, MO - Thursday, July 30th

Lake Catherine State Park, Hot Springs, Arkansas
Friday, July 31st

After leaving Camp Lakewood on Thursday morning, I traveled down I-57 through IL and across the Mississippi River into Missouri.  I decided to take it easy with short traveling days and a lot of stops along the way.

Thursday night I stayed at Camelot RV Park in Poplar Bluff, MO - not far off the highway, but not too busy and I had a quiet, peaceful night. Everyone was very friendly.                .

My preference is state parks, but they are not always where I need them to be and sometimes they are booked well in advance.  I did not make any reservations for this trip back to Texas because I was not sure how I would be feeling or how far I would travel each day.

On Friday, I ended up at Lake Catherine State Park in Hot Springs, AR.  I did not go into the city of Hot Springs, as I had been there before.  If there were sites available, I would have stayed a second night. Weekends in state parks can be crazy, this park was full, but it was very quiet and I had a large beautiful site at the end of a row.

Friday night, I walked a short trail near the rental boats and the swimming beach. On Saturday morning, before leaving the park, I went on a short hike to the waterfall.  There was just a trickle of water running down the rocks. Oh well, it was a good morning walk anyway.

      A short swinging bridge on the trail


  1. What is the weather like there? You are right about Glacier being cooler. But it is suposed to be going up into the 80s this week. We like state parks better too.

    1. South Texas is under a heat advisory. Heat index as high as 110. High humidity. I'm here for my granddaughters 2nd birthday.

  2. Teri, So glad to see you on the road again. I have enjoyed your past postings and info in areas I hope to visit. I'm where you were in 2011. I found my new home. Now just awaiting a call to find out when I can pick it up. I'm hoping to be on the road with in 2 weeks. I had been out in my dodge caravan and a tent and found that I'm just too old for tenting, lol.
    Safe travels and looking forward to you future postings.


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