Travel Week #5 Year #2 (8/01-8/07) Little Rock, AR
Travel day to “Pirate Kansas” and a walk over the Clinton Presidential pedestrian bridge (converted railroad bridge) to see the Clinton Presidential Library and Arkansas River wetlands.
More AC maintenance to unplug the drain that had backed up and was leaking onto the kids’ beds in the back room, laundry and school and bills, another walk to see the “Cool Globes” exhibit at the Clinton Presidential Library.
The Inland Maritime Museum and what was supposed to be a 1.5 mile hike that was badly detoured and turned into almost 2.5 miles of walking downtown through construction sites at night.
Travel day to Mississippi.
First major tunnel for Momo
Downtown Riverside RV Park in Little Rock, AR
The first time we did not need the Y adapter for the sewer drains.
Lots of bridge construction right next door to our campground.
View of our campground from the pedestrian bridge.
Crossing the Clinton pedestrian bridge over the Arkansas River. They modified an old railroad bridge.
Another view of the campground about 1/3 of the way over the Arkansas River on the Clinton pedestrian bridge.
Overlooking the wetlands area from the pedestrian bridge with the Little Rock skyline. On the right center is a small white structure called a “bat box”.
Clinton Presidential Library – it was not open because of covid.
Up close to the bat box that ChimSta pointed out earlier. We did not see any bats.
Watching turtles swimming in the wetlands.
The little black dots in the water are the turtles
The Clinton pedestrian bridge in the background from the wetlands.
Life is not complete without teenage girl selfies 😉
We did this walk across the bridge and around the wetlands at the end of a hot travel day. Crazy.
Panoramic view from the camper roof. Clinton pedestrian bridge on the left and Interstate 30 bridge under construction on the right.
The rear AC started dripping the night we arrived. The next day PsyDoug and DestinEevee climbed up before it got hot to check it out. Turns out the drain was plugged and needed to be drained.
The biggest Praying Mantis I’ve ever seen.
The “Cool Globes” exhibit at the Clinton Library. Obligatory Global Warming propaganda.
We walked about half mile from our campground to the USS Razorback museum. Behind us on the left is the Junction Bridge, another pedestrian bridge connecting the Arkansas River Trail loop.
The USS Razorback had been sold to Turkey in the 60s before it was brought back as an inland maritime museum.
At the opposite of the Junction Bridge we had to climb up two flights of stairs where it has been permanently raised so boats can go under. It was originally a railroad bridge.
ChimSta waving from the stairs on the bridge (above the sign).
We thought this would be a nice walk. A mile and a half would be pushing it for us, but we could do it. Except…
An actual phone booth (with no phone anymore).
Our mile and a half hike had a few confusing detours.
Then the detours included a road closure and bridge demolition…
After we got home, ChimSta routed what we actually walked. Our mile and a half hike ended up almost two and a half miles. In the dark, downtown, through construction…
Up close view of the bridge construction. The barges holding the construction equipment were parked right at our campground.
Watching them bring in the bridge girders (what are they called?)
Lights on the Junction Bridge past the Interstate bridge from our campground.
Our second time to Louisiana but we didn’t get a picture entering the state last time.
Crossing the Mississippi River.
Cool to see the barges working the river.
Timberlake Campground in Brandon, MS (just outside of Jackson). It was not fun backing into this site because of the ditches on both sides of our concrete pad, and it was the site was technically just a bit too short for our length.
A sample of the construction noise we heard every day. On the up side, we didn’t notice it too much because it was so hot we stayed inside with the AC running.