Pulled out of the Memphis area this morning around 6:30 AM. Stopped to fill the gas tank and grab some breakfast from a Dunkin’ donuts. Crossed the old Mississippi river bridge and into Arkansas by 7:30. Decided to take Hwy. 64 rather than I-40. Had reports of all the rubbernecking of the tornado damage on I-40 between Little Rock and Conway. Traffic creeping along as everyone surveyed the damage. After we arrived at Conway I came to the conclusion that our route was the best way to get from Memphis to West of Little Rock. A few traffic lights, but sure beat all the traffic, and I think we arrived at Conway earlier than we would have taking I-40.
Lots of farm land in the Arkansas delta.
Just as we approached Ft. Smith, traffic came to a near standstill. Had to detour of I-40 through the town of Van Buren due to an eighteen wheeler flipped on it side, blocking both westbound lanes. Thankfully, the accident was just a couple hundred feet past an exit so law enforcement was able to detour everyone rather than having to sit in traffic for hours.
Soon we were seeing the hills of Oklahoma.
Thought of Judy and Emma as we passed this sign.
We arrived at the state park around 3 PM.
Full hookup site for $12.00.
As you see, the truck is disconnected from the trailer. I had originally set up with out unhitching, as we only here for the night. Wanda decided to take a nap and I decided to go for a bike ride. About four miles from the campground I had a flat tire. Thankfully, I had my phone and was able to talk Wanda through disconnecting, and unhitching the Casita. Her very first time in seven years. She did a great job. Neither one of us shouted at the other over the phone.
Grilled chicken and Caesar salad for supper. Amarillo tomorrow, if all goes as planned.