I made it to Little Rock area and am staying at a beautiful COE (corp of engineer) RV park along side of the Arkansas river. COE built the Toad Suck Dam and Lock – yes, it is really called Toad Suck… I arrived just hours before the winds came in and blew down all the leaves. Amazing transformation with leaves gone today. Nonetheless… its a spacious park. Huge areas around each site, with gravel area next to paved parking pad. Has electric and water at each site and several dump stations, rest rooms thru out the park. Picnic table, fire pit, shade plus view of river at each site. Nice! All the other RV’s shown in these pictures left this morning. But I still have plenty of company in the park. An unexpected discovery that this park offers, in a secluded, quiet place away from the rest of the park, for several cancer patients to come to enjoy. Apparently, they are set up in a variety of specially designed RV’s just for this purpose. What a grand, grand idea! I don’t know any other details about this, but bravo to whoever thought of doing it for these patients. Beautiful, beautiful, peaceful area.
|Isn’t she pretty!|
A perfectly level site. Amazing find! My bubble is dead center on both directions in my fridge. Most of the time I’m a 1/4 to 1/2 a bubble off.
I crossed the mighty Arkansas River several times getting here. Its one of the main tributaries of the Mississippi River. This park does get flooded on occasion.
|View around me at COE park|
Not the best view of the hooked stand just off center in picture to left, but does anyone have any idea what this might be? Each site has one, Its easily over 8 feet tall. There’s something dangling from the short in – no function that I can tell.
|Another angle of view|
All these RV’s left this morning. Apparently a group gathering spot. There were 8 rigs together. This gives you a good idea how far apart the sites are.
Today, Rod & Karen came and picked me up to go out to breakfast. A bit of sightseeing on the way – such as where they live, where Rod works, etc. Delicious breakfast at a place called Mimi’s Cafe. It was a shortened day, as the temp was just at freezing 32ºF all day and I did not leave heat on in the rig while I was gone. Its suppose to warm up by Tuesday afternoon, so this won’t be an issue later this week. My boys were real happy to see me when I got back.
Also, Rod & Karen brought my mail I had ordered to be sent here. Haven’t had my mail since the end of September. So I was hoping and hoping a heated mattress pad would be in the packages… alas… it did not make it. Drats! I will just have to dream about it. So it should have been delivered before my mail was shipped (or so Amazon quoted), so will contact Escapees and try it again – hence I may linger here a wee bit longer than planned. Lots of goodies, fun stuff to see came in the mail. Plus some much needed shuttles & bobbins, plus the yarn for a California weaving project I’m doing for Carol, who altered/shrunk my handwoven vest for me. She has some beautiful fabric – can’t wait to see how it will come out. Yes, I will take pictures of the woven fabric, but she is sewing her own vest. Hoping she will let me publish a picture of the finished vest. So lots of fun stuff came, not to mention weaving journals, etc.
I’ve got to share something before I close. I have my Olympian Catalytic Wave 3 heater on. Its not the first time its been on, so was real surprised when Tucker walks straight up to it and does what? Licks it. Jerks his head back nursing his mouth. He stared at it for a few seconds, then approached it again. He didn’t get a chance to do it again before I yelled at him, but come on – why is he doing that? Crazy cat!