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|Stop number 1|
I decided to make the first day a long haul of 380 miles since I couldn't decide about anything to see along the way. It is getting more and more difficult for me to decide about places to go and things to see along the way. I used to be torn between directions to go since I was new on the road. I know I haven't seen nearly as much as I want to see, but I find myself second guessing places to go. I will read up on a place and find a nice campground then change my mind. So, in answer to that problem, I just decided to drive. The 380 miles got me to an old campground I stayed at a couple of years ago. It is Tom Sawyer's Campground in West Memphis, Arkansas and is located right on the banks of the Mighty Mississippi River. It is a great place to watch the tow boats working on the river pushing their barges up and down the river. It is like a parade as the boats and their tows pass by. I'm posting another link. It is to my blog post from 2 years ago when I was at this campground.
Wow, two links in the same post. I must be getting too lazy to keep up with this blog. How about some pictures?
|There are lots of "thinking benches" along the bank. As the tows come by, people come and sit to watch them pass.|
|A small storm passed through during the day which left these clouds to put on a show at dusk.|
|One of the many tows that passed by. Pretty clouds, uh?|
|The tow boat,,,,, "disappearing around the bend. Roll on Mississippi, rolllll on." Some paraphrased lyrics from an old Charlie Pride song. I think of it just about every time I see the river.|
|Evening on the river.|
Ya'll take care of each other. I'll Cya down the road.