"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime"-MARK TWAIN

Sunday, July 15, 2012

A Good Two Days


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We got away from home around 9AM Friday and had an uneventful journey to a friends lake house on Lake DeArbonne, in North Central Louisiana.  We even had a chance to do lunch with our youngest daughter in Vicksburg on the way through.  She was doing a  system conversion for the bank she works for and had to be there overnight.  We just had to stop and get a goodbye hug.

Jan has a beautiful home right on the lake and we spent most of our time there on her pier visiting.  I did manage to do a couple of odd jobs for her, but nothing too strenuous.

This evening finds us at the top of Mt. Wilhelmina.The location being Queen Wilhelmina State Park, Arkansas. The temperature is in the mid to upper seventies with a cool breeze blowing.  We have all the windows on the Casita open and just may sleep with them open tonight.  We can’t believe how cool it is up here.  I’m sure we’ll find the heat again tomorrow as we drop down toward the Arkansas river in Oklahoma.

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Nothing exciting to report so far, but that is good.  Just being on the road is excitement enough……..jc


  1. Ditto on your last comment. I have to wait until Sept. Have a good one.

  2. Your cool weather there sounds like heaven. So glad you got a break from the heat!

    I was reading a Wikipedia article last night on the Appalachian Mountains. It said that the Ouachita Mountains used to be part of the Appalachian Range.

    Don't know if it's true or not, but it was an interesting read. And it was really nice to read your post from there today.

  3. Those temps sound wonderful!! Enjoy!!

  4. Those cool temps sound really unusual.


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