Friday, May 25, 2012

The Tom Sawyer in me.

We are staying at Toad Suck Park, a C.O.E. park on the Arkansas River just out of Conway, Arkansas. We will be here over the Memorial Day weekend.

 As with all (Army) Corps of Engineers parks we have visited, this one is spotless and we have a spot on the corner that gives us even more space between spots. The  C.O.E. parks usually offer more room than state parks or private parks as they do not have to maximize their spots for profits.

This is our view of the river from our covered picnic table. We have 50amp service and water and with our senior discount pay $10 a night (sweet). This is a "dock and dam" on the Arkansas River and you can see the lower end of the 'lock" through the tree. You are looking at the lower side of the river.

This tug and its barges (the white you see in the photo) entered the lock on the rivers high side.

This photo shows the tug being lowered as the water in the lock is being evacuated.

This is the tug and barges after exiting the lock and headed down  on the river.

This is a closer shot of the tug. The whole process took about 30 minutes. Pure enjoyment as I sat at the picnic table taking all of this in.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Poker with Luther Van Dam

    Luther Van Dam, does that name sound familiar? It's the character Jerry Van Dyke played on "Coach". Jerry lives around here is at Oaklawn often.

    I was playing Texas Hold'em and he took the seat next to mine. Can't say I won any of his money but he didn't get any on mine. We just didn't get playable hands at the same time.

    I played a little over an hour and called it a day with just a small profit. If I play any longer I seem to get bored and stay in hands that I know I should fold.

    We are moving back to Little Rock tomorrow for nine days and who knows where we will be over the holiday weekend.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Good and Bad

The Good = I recieve a senior discount.

The Bad = I don't even have to ask for it anymore.

Saturday, May 05, 2012


We are back at Hot Springs after spending just over $2000 on a new refrigerator with a four year warranty. Ouch!!

Thursday, May 03, 2012


We are moving to Maumelle Park in Little Rock later today because we need to be at Camping World by 8 am. Friday to have our fridge replaced.

We will move back here to finish out our eleven days we still have on our monthly spot. We are really starting to get "hitch-itch" but need to be around until the first of June before we can hit the road again.

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