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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
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15 hour 40 min flight
Tough - but we made it!! We did try to walk some - but difficult to get up some of the time. The airline was very crowded. The noise canceling headphones were AWESOME! And - the individual screens to watch movies, listen to music, see how far we traveled, . . . was very helpful. I watched 3 movies - Selma (story of Martin Luther King and the event at Selma, AL - forcing whites to allow blacks to vote in the southern states), ...
So from Santa Rosa, which I told you about, we hit the road and, I have to say, staying on the 40 freeway is a piece of cake, if you don't mind the immense amount of truck traffic on these routes. They are professional drivers, and are courteous, so it's not big deal, but sometimes we wondered if the entire scenery of the US was the ass end of big rigs (I'm exaggerating, for effect).
But this is middle America where the "deer and the ...
... into the baggage claim area. Unfortunately the improvements to the airport do not extend to here. It is NOT air conditioned, and although they do have two luggage belts, everyone from both (or all three) flights were having bags sent to the same carrousel. They have never seemed overly efficient getting bags out, since it seems to take an inordinate amount of time. Even after the 45 minute wait
through Customs I was in baggage claim another half hour or more before my bag made ...
... back to Fort Smith. coming down below the clouds in western Arkansas I could see what appeared to be lots of flooding. And sure enough, the area has received quite a bit of rain in the last day or two - no doubt from that same storm system. But it is green and ever so lovely - because it is also HOME!
As I came down toward baggage claim my lovely bride was waiting as close to the security check as she possibly could be - a most ...
... route today would take me basically diagonally northwest from Biloxi, up through Jackson and then the Mississippi Delta region, crossing the Mississippi River into Arkansas at Greenville, MS, along US 82.
I did end up with one unexpected highlight: Along the roadside not far from said river crossing, in Lake Village, AR, I spotted a roadside sign for "Epstein ...