I'm in Goshen for the Forest River Owners Group (F.R.O.G) Rally which begins this evening. I showed up early to get some free work done on Liberty. But before I post about that, I need to get caught up on where I've been during the last couple of weeks. As I said in my last post, my niece passed away on August 2nd. I wanted to make a post about her but couldn't find the right words, so instead, I didn't post anything. I finally found some words, although not the words she deserved for her life, they were the best I could do. Now it is time to get caught up with things.
The last travel post was when I was camped at Maumelle State Park just outside of Little Rock, Arkansas. I've traveled a few miles since then.
After leaving Maumelle, I stopped at Boomland RV Park for two days. The park is associated with a very large Fireworks manufacturer and retailer, thus the name Boomland. They also have a restaurant, store and gas station. For those of ya'll that have been to a Buc-ees in Texas, well, this is a much dumpier version of that. The good part is the price, $12.00 for full hook-ups, and it was close to two things I wanted to see.
|My campsite at Boomland. Not too bad for $12.00/night|
I wanted to see the confluence of the Mississippi River and the Ohio River. They come together at the town of Cairo, Illinois which is at the very southern tip of the state. The town has gone downhill in the past few years and it seemed as though there were more empty buildings than occupied ones. There was nothing I needed to stop for in town so I went straight to the Fort Defiance Park where the rivers join.
|Looking downstream. That is the Ohio River on the left and the Mississippi River on the right.|
|Standing on the point looking upstream. The Mississippi River and the bridge to Missouri is on the left while the Ohio River and the bridge to Kentucky is on the right. The multicolored triangle in the middle is a navigation aid for the river pilots.|
After leaving Boomland I crossed the Mississippi River on I-57. My father was the Project Superintendent on that project back in the 70's while we lived in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. It was a long tow of about 400 miles to get to Hueston Woods State Park located just north of Cincinnati, Ohio. I chose the park as a place to kick back and relax before the RV rally. I also wanted to try out the golf course that was part of the state park. I hadn't played any golf or swung a club in nearly 2 years. I was hoping the golf course wouldn't have many people playing if I went during the week because I was fearful that some of my erratic shots may send someone to the hospital. My hopes worked out and I was probably one of only about 10 people on the course. It was a little warm and humid, but I enjoyed myself very much. I actually hit the ball better than I thought I would and ended up with an honest, 11 over par for nine holes. Yeah, I know, I only played nine. That was enough for the first time in so long. It was good.
|The lake and beach inside the park.|
|My golf cart next to one of the greens. I think I may have made a |
|Campsite at Harrison Lake State Park|
The next morning I emptied my tanks and headed out very early to the Rockwood factory where Liberty was born for some free repairs. I'm still amazed at the amount of free work, but that will have to wait until the next post.
Ya'll take care of each other. I'll Cya down the road.