My plans for today included driving into Little Rock, AR, to visit the President Clinton Library and Museum, and the State Capitol Building. When I got up in the morning, I just wasn’t in the mood for that. It’s kind of like shopping for me. I have to be in the mood for it. The thought of driving around a state capitol and finding a parking place just wasn’t my cup of tea this morning. I’m glad I didn’t go because it would have been a feeling of dread rather than excitement.
Instead, I just enjoyed Maumelle COE Park for most of the day. I did head out for a while to visit Pickle Gap and Toad Suck, AR, but even those two places left me flat. It just wasn’t one of those days when I could get into touring.
Since I have a more secluded site in the woods, Emma and I did take a walk down to the banks of the Arkansas River. It was a beautiful day with temps in the low 80’s, and a nice gentle breeze blowing.
I guess it was a good day to catch some rays! I’m supposed to increase the length of my walks each day, and most recently my back hasn’t been protesting too much. That’s a good thing. The hip is working just fine, so Emma and I pressed on.
We hiked the nicely paved Nuttall Trail that weaves its way through the forest above the campground. It’s a nice trail with benches as rest stops along the way to enjoy the sounds of all the birds. If you’re a dog, there are plenty of smells, too, to keep things interesting.
My other chore today was to find a grocery store, and a place to fuel up the rig when I leave here on Thursday. While I was out on the bust trip to Pickle Gap and Toad Suck, I came across a Walmart. I would rather not shop there, but I didn’t find any other grocery store along the way. As some of you may remember, finding a gas station that I can into and out of without any trauma is the thing that gives me the most heartburn of this life on the road. I was able to find an acceptable Valero station not too far away. The tank is now below 1/2, so that will be my first stop when I pull out.
Things are peaceful here tonight. Several folks left during the day, so I have the entire C loop to myself. Emma and I finished our hike on the trail, and I was happy to see our home in the distance…
Thanks for stopping by… talk to you later, Judy