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Saturday August 9, 2014 Travel Day The day started off sunny and hot, but soon turned overcast as we headed south on US 65. Crossing Into Arkansas we continued south on US 65 and I-40 East into Little Rock. We did not stop but continued straight through the city on I-30 and then I-530 south to Pine Bluff. Partway down I-30 we ran into a rain storm so strong ...
My body sure protests with humidity which it has been up till yesterday. Today it's raining on and off. It's a nuisance getting older hmm
So this morning was just used for catching up on things. Paul likes to read news on the puter, so I found that the hotel had one just calling out for me to use it!
Then after a bite to eat for lunch, we took a ride into the township. There are a number of museums, so we parked by one and had a look through this ...
... to the Courthouse Museum - the guy at the Visitor Centre told us it was a must - well you walk in and I don't think a window has been opened in there since the last trial way back in the 19th Century - extremely musty - but being good tourists we had a look through it - lots of items from the Civil War etc etc.
Ameristar Casino for their buffet dinner.
Started very early this morning after about 6 hrs sleep, good though it was.
Had a basic breakkie, just cornflakes and drove to Vicksburg, which I'd originally planned to do tomorrow and thank goodness we have 70 mph speed limits!!!
Drove into Louisiana and after thinking that Mississippi was flat, the area of Louisiana is really flat. I suppose it's the flood plain effect. Excellent bridges across the Mississippi and wow is the Mississippi big ...
... snake jewellery etc. The bathroom door handle was antlers and it was very southern. We met the chef who was putting together a fabulous sounding dinner menu for the evening but we were heading on.
Yes, Wendy - even the Carlton scarf got an airing too.
Another 90km on, we arrived at the hotel - hot, tired and ready for a shower, cool drink and time to relax. Tomorrow, it's down to New Orleans for a couple of ...