Travelodge - McAlester
Travel Blogs from Savanna
Another early start, packed the car and hit the road with a planned stop in some state park for lunch. We spent the drive trying to decide where to stop. We had big ideas about visiting the infamous Glory Hole in Arkansas, where a natural rock formation gives way to a sunny waterfall. We were given the heads up by someone name Sandy that Arkasas has been really dry and many rivers have run dry this season, so we called the park ...
... The route has taken us a little further east than if we had stayed on the Dallas route but I didn't want to deal with that nightmare of a road system through the Big D. Of course only in Texas would you expect 2-lane highways to be 70mph :-) It's always a bit of a shock to go from the tall pines of Mississippi and Louisiana to the shorter stocker woods of Texas. When you get to Texas-Oklahoma border, you feel ...
... a day hiking journey.
Ø Navigation – map, compass – GPS (optional)
Ø Sun Protection – sun screen, lip balm, sunglasses
Ø Insulation – jacket, vest, pants, gloves, hat
Ø Illumination – headlamp or flashlight (plus spare & extra batteries)
Ø First Aid Supplies – First aid kit
Ø Fire – Matches or lighter, waterproof container, fire starter ...
... told us we had come a long ways since passing us. He told us we were crazy and left the gas station.
We biked for another ten miles and stopped at another EZ Mart to get more water (It was getting hot). Much to our surprise, there was the same truck and boat we had seen earlier. The same man wearing a baseball cap and eating a cheesey biscuit came out of the gas station. After joking about following one another we got to know the man as Clinton. He told us about a mountain ...
... for the
first time in many nights.
We awoke Saturday to clear skies and 63 degrees. After breakfast we decided to take advantage
of the coolness and take a walk. We
started out exploring a few small trails just outside the campground but then
decided to walk down to the lake. We should
have taken my cell phone. Our walk along
the shoreline was very pleasant, traveling mostly on damp sand ...