Thursday, October 2, 2014

Watching the Towboats Work and Taking it Easy

Location: Tom Sawyer Campground; West Memphis, Arkansas
(click the pictures to enlarge)

This is the second post today, but now I am up-to-date.

I left Cape Girardeau yesterday morning and arrived here at West Memphis around 1:00 p.m. I chose this campground and this campsite because it sits right on the edge of the Mississippi River. I can watch the towboats pushing their cargo up and down river right from my campsite. A boat with barges passes by about every 30 minutes. It is very relaxing. I have no plans to see or explore anything else in the area, just relaxing.

Bad weather is scheduled to come through the area tonight. If it comes through early enough and doesn't cause any damage I plan to leave tomorrow morning and head west.
The Mississippi River from my door

Gives an idea how close I am

It filled up quickly after I took this

Entrance to the campground

A little artistic touch?

My own 'thinking bench'

A view of everything

One of the many towboats. One
passes by about every 30 minutes

The campground

The campground

The campground, river and towboat
as seen from a treehouse

From the treehouse

Typical towboat and barges

The treehouse

The river and shade trees

Ya'll take care of each other. Cya down the road.



  1. Beautifully written Darrell, a great history for your children and grandchildren. All those "right place at the right time" are God things as my mom would always call them. Great post.

    1. Thank you Cheri. Feedback through the comments make writing much easier. Good luck on your future travels.

  2. Mrs. McMillan's ClassOctober 9, 2014 at 1:23 PM

    We think they should have place the little boy holding the fishing pole close to the river or put a swimming pool under him.