all pictures taken with Nokia Lumia Icon 929 cell phone
|19th and final stop|
|Campsite B-01 at Maumelle. It is steep and short but the only one available for the four days I was here. It has good shade.|
|I had to back up far enough to get to the level part of the campsite.|
|I got lucky and was able to straddle the concrete bumper block to get Liberty's wheels back far enough. Once off the pavement, everything was nice and level. It turned out to be a great campsite after all.|
|A view from the campground at the Arkansas River. The white dot in the lower right is a guy fishing near the boat ramp.|
|They have a couple of benches, but this picnic table made the best picture.|
|See the sign at the left. They call it the big dam bridge. I bet some thought I made the name up on the title to the post.|
|It's a little steep at the beginning, but not really too bad.|
|First glimpse of the dam and river.|
|Looks like all the gates are opened maybe half way. They are creating lots of turbulence just downstream.|
|They have a screen on the top of the walkway when it is directly over the lock. I figure this is to prevent people from throwing things on the tow boats.|
|Looking down into the lock chamber. A lot of barges pass through here but not much since the recent floods from last month.|
|Looking upstream. The structure on the left is the approach to the locks.|
|They have a nice "bump-out" on the walkway so you can look directly down on the gates.|
|A bench with a view looking upstream.|
|A nice American flag flying proudly.|
|A house with a view of the river and dam.|
|A better house but not as good a view.|
I emptied my waste tanks when I got here at a nice dump station. I'll add some Borateem and Dawn to my tanks today and allow tomorrow's 260 mile trip agitate the contents. The Borateem and Dawn will coat the insides of the waste tanks and help keep them cleaner. Calgon works better than Borateem but it is super hard to find liquid Calgon in Walmarts. I also have to strain the Borateem so grains of sandy material doesn't end up in my tanks. They will harm the seal on the valves. Awwww,, the joys of RV'ing.
Tomorrow is moving day and I plan to reach New Rockdale RV Park, in Mansfield, Louisiana sometime in the early afternoon. There are thunderstorms predicted for the area about the time I plan to arrive so I'll be watching my Accuweather Radar to keep track of them. I may have to slow down or speed up.
I'll post a Trip Re-cap in a few days.
Ya'll take care of each other. I'll Cya down the road.