Trip Start Apr 29, 2008
9Trip End May 24, 2008
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Royal Arkansas Hotel and Suites
Today i am off to Pine Bluff in Arkansas.Its only a 220 mile drive and looking at the sat nav its a straight forward route so if i keep to the speed limit ( yeah right ) i could be there in about 3 hrs. So after having a fat boy's Burger King breakfast, still avoiding that other company, i got going. I was by passing Memphis on its city limits so i thought i would try and get some pictures
The views whilst driving into Arkansas reminded me of somerset. Lots of fields and those wind vines you see on farms. Now i knew i was in farming land. Also most of the advertising boards was telling me how Jesus can save me for my sins. I am afraid 10 jesus's will not be able to save me. I am past redemption and must reside myself to be going down stairs on judgment day.It seems more fun down there than sitting on a cloud playing a harp!!!!
I had my music blaring out and i think i was singing along to a bit of Leo Sayer when this high pitch wail came across the radio.It stung my ear drums. This went on for about 10 secs. I thought i blew the speakers. In fact it was a daily test of the tornado alert system.TORNADO ALERT SYSTEM !!!! now i was worried. Not the fact they had a alert system but that it had to be tested DAILY !!!!! how often do they get tornado's round here.I will have to check it out at the hotel
Now after finally finding my hotel i checked in and was glad to find out i had been upgraded to a suite ,as the hotel was empty. Ohh an upgrade. I got a room that had a balcony overlooking the pool and lobby.Pity there was no one in the hotel to see in the pool. I got to my room and hooked up to the net to check out this tornado warning system. Using my web page i found that gives me details of the weather in each town i am visiting it showed this area suffers from allot of tornado warnings. In fact the drive tomorrow to Texaskarna is through an area that has tornado's DAILY!!!!!!! lets hope the car is heavy or i should be safe and start eating more burgers.Now all i can think of is the film Twister and the sight of cows and tractors flying around...
Well my routine is kind of set in stone. I arrive at my location and hotel and check in. I then check in with people back home Richard & Sandra, Karen, Face book etc. I then throw all my stuff around the room to give it the homely effect. I then see what i can nick and put in my bergen.I then check sat nav and see where the nearest Wall-Mart is and go and have my fix of this great shopping dream. Then after i walked about i head towards subway for my tea.Then i just go back to the hotel put the TV on and fall asleep about 9/10pm.Not much of a day but its the way i like it and i am having a great time. So why change something that is not broken.