Thunder, lightning and downpour

Trip Start May 01, 2010
Trip End Ongoing

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Shady Pines RV Park

Flag of United States  , Texas
Wednesday, July 7, 2010

7/7 & 7/8

We sadly left the spot by the river this morning. The boating traffic was busy.  I had a hard time trying to get ready to go, fix breakfast and watch the river all at once.
Upon leaving it only took 5 min before we crossed over the Mighty Mississippi and were into Arkansas.
Arkansas has lots of timberland.  There is a huge Georgia Pacific complex in Crossett near the border of Louisiana.  They do some of the plywood and adhesives production there. There were a lot of logging trucks to deal with on the road today and much of the road was 2 lanes not the 4 lanes I was just bragging about. Dave managed very well with it until we got over close to the TX border and the rains came down.  We finally had to pull over as the wipers couldn't keep the windshield clear enough to see the road.  Besides acres of tree farms we saw fields of cotton, rice paddies and ponds of farm grown fish.  Lots of the white egrets alongside the fishponds were looking for dinner.
We crossed over into TX at Texarkana commute time.  Interesting trying to stay out of everyone's way.  We were very happy that the rain had stopped and we were able to find our RV Park for the night and Dave had us hooked up before the next thunderstorm came overhead and dumped more rain on us along with the repeated thunder noise.

Fran (SIL) had just called when the storm started and knocked out any connecting bars I had so didn’t have much talk time.  I have been without cell most of the week.  I did txt Re a couple of notes but it dropped them if more than 10 words and I couldn’t call out.  Very weak tower or weather interference.

We are delighted with this park. This is the resort I was looking for the other night.  As you can tell we have WIFI, along with extremely clean laundry, restrooms and showers. Other niceties: level cement parking pads, cement roads and big gutters (which was good draining the water away), thick lush green grass and a fishing pond.  I don’t know what type of fish they have in it but one of the guests caught 4 of them about 8lbs each.  He said they would be good eatin’ tonight.

We decided to stay over another day and do all those house keeping chores and laundry while we had such nice facilities. Dave had a good nap and I had WIFI.  Happy Campers!


Gas:  $2.49 gal

Miles 7/7: 211

Miles 7/8: 0  :))
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