Travel Blogs from West Plains
We get up early and head toward the stream about 7:30. Fortunately no one is at our favorite spot yet so we have it all to ourselves. I catch another 3 fish, Ron lands 4, I think, and Ray gets the most as usual. I'm starting to lose count. After a couple of hours we head back to the lodge for a huge breakfast which will last us til dinner time. (Alas, Toby is not allowed in ...
... it is hard to go across cities to find the banks and post offices. Finally found, cards mailed. St Charles has a beautiful old district with brick roads right off the trail. Darling little shops. It must be off season because many stores are closed and many closed early. One of the greatest things about the Katy Trail has been the historical signs all along the way. We stopped and read every one of them. Lewis and Clark, ...
Day 28 Branson Missouri to West Plains Missouri 102.5 miles 7,300 ft cimbing
So day 1 of our new regime - we're on a 5 day countdown to Nashville. It's bitterly cold but we soon warm up as we tackle the rollers. Up, down. Up ...
... savings time. Darkness comes later and we are learning that we have to stop earlier. But a great day was had.
It is time to leave AR tomorrow and we can say we had a great time. Arkansas has done a great deal wth their State parks. They are clean and inviting. If any of you have the chance go and visit Blanchard Springs SP. It is awesome and the park rangers are friendly.
Just a few of her choice nuggets are:
- car engine cooking
- a weiner roaster (that also doubles as a roast-anything-you-need-roasted roaster)
- solar-powered lights
- pop-up tent (yay!!)
- a canvas cot/foam padding/sleeping bag trio
She is currently taking me through Camping 101. Campfire - ...