Thursday, March 13th, 2014
Now we embark on our great adventure west. We left Nashville in our little red car on I-40 for our first stop at Mississippi River State Park in Arkansas. Getting there was an adventure itself. After falling victim to some silly rookie mistakes such as almost running out of gas in rural Arkansas, and losing cell service before actually knowing the specific location of the campsite, we hardly anticipated the 7 miles of large cut gravel road leading there. Still, we made it, though I think the car will need a bath by the end of the trip.
We pulled in just as the sun set:
Mississippi River State Park, AR
As we drove up, we noticed we were the only people around... One of the benefits of camping around this time of year. All of the sites in the Lone Pine camp area are on the bank of the river where you can watch the sunset, ducks and geese and listen to woodpeckers hammering away on the trees.
After getting set up, Rachel put on her mining gear and roasted some coffee and prepared a meal over the fire:
It's not really mining gear
We spent the rest of the night munching and playing some music under the moonlight. I think the bats liked to listen. They squeaked a lot. Maybe they didn't like it.
Friday, March 14th, 2014
Next morning noms:
And a stretch:
And we're off to the next destination, Devil's Den State Park, AR.
But not before stopping to see some horsies!