Currently at the Downtown Riverside RV Park in North Little Rock, Arkansas. We are traveling back to my hometown of Tupelo, Mississippi to spend some time with family for Thanksgiving. I’ll be doing a short update each day of our drive this week.
Yay, we finally made it out of Texas!! This will be a short update, because it’s late and I’m tired! 🙂
We pulled out of the Stinson RV Park near Campbell, Texas around 9:30 this morning and continued on our journey east on I-30. The weather was beautiful with cloudless skies and not much wind, so it was fairly easy driving. We made our first stop at a Love’s station near Texarcana to get gas, and then continued on into Hope, Arkansas where we stopped in a Walmart parking lot for lunch. We did do a little bit of shopping while we were there, fixed ourselves a quick hummus and veggie wrap for lunch, and then hit the road again.
We made it into Little Rock a little after 3:00 PM. The RV park where we’re staying is located on the banks of the Arkansas River, where we have a great view of downtown Little Rock across the river. It was a little tricky to get to, so thank goodness for GPS. This park is part of the Passport America system, so we get a night of full hookups and screaming fast wi-fi (and I mean that literally, not sarcastically) for $12.50/night + tax.
Also just across the river is the William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Park, and there is a pedestrian bridge that crosses the river, linking the RV park to the Library area–very convenient. After driving all day, we decided that a nice walk was just the thing we needed, so we crossed the bridge and did a short walking tour of the grounds around the Library.
This evening we met my niece, Katelyn, and her husband, John, for dinner at Loca Luna. It was so nice to be able to catch up with them, and the food was delicious. Andy and I both had the Iron Skillet Vegetable Medley on Saffron Fiesta Rice topped with melted cheese. It’s been featured twice in Southern Living Magazine, and it was a wonderful meatless option. Of course, we couldn’t resist trying their bread pudding, and that also did not disappoint. If you’re ever in the Little Rock area, be sure to check them out! But the best part of the dinner was the conversation with two of my favorite people!
I’m so excited that we’ll actually be at the end of our Thanksgiving pilgrimage tomorrow! Our 245-mile route will take us from Little Rock, through Memphis, and then through Tupelo before we land at Tombigbee State Park, sometime in the mid-afternoon tomorrow. I can’t wait to see Mom and Dad, and other members of the family over the next two weeks!
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