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Sunday, Oct. 27th. We had a wonderful drive through the Arkansas Mt's along route 270 in the western part of the state. Lots of autumn colors, beautiful mountain scenery, good road. Just the time we crossed over into Oklahoma things changed a bit! The road was in poor shape and there wasn't the attention to a litter free state that we had experienced in Arkansas.
We drove to Arrowhead ...
... as a neighbor (we found out later that Cliff, the guy driving us around today, had been given three donkeys, kept one, found a home for the other, and is trying to re-home this last one).
The next morning, I wandered around the fairgrounds as John got ready and discovered that we also had three horses as neighbors too! Two of them immediately came over to me and let me pet them as they searched my person for any sort of treats. I came back a bit ...
... some more info, and discovered that it was a good 2 hr detour in addition to the 45 min walk, and the hole was indeed dry... Glad we checked before making our way there!! We explored a couple of other options, but all would have added like 4 hrs to our already long drive, so Dardanelle it was, and we picked up some drive through Sonic that boasted 24 different milkshake flavors including peanut butter and bacon. Blech, we ...
... are the top of a plateau because all the trees are gone and you just have these rolling hills of grass. Once you cross the Oklahoma border, you are back into the treeline. Because it took over an hour and half to get lunch (note to self ... don't eat at the Chili's in Alexandria, LA), we didn't pull into our hotel until after 8pm. Made for a very long day. Two more long days of driving ... but it will be worth it in the ...
... were glad that our site was on the water with shade all around us.
OK is pretty though and it sure is nice to see green trees and lakes when we are driving along.
Wednesday, June 12 - Eufaula Lake – Belle Starr Campground, Corps of Engineers, Eufaula, OK
The reviews have always been good for this campground and I love the COE ...