Sunday, October 8, 2017

WEST OF THE MISSISSIPPI

Saturday, October 7 – We had an uneventful trip today from just south of Louisville, KY, to a little west of Little Rock, AR.

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MIGHTY MISSISSIPPI
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We are staying at JB's RV Park in Benton, AR. We've stayed here several times in the past and always enjoyed our stay. It is located a little over a mile off I-40. It is in the woods, so getting satellite reception can be a challenge but we've always managed. The streets are gravel as well as the huge sites. Spacing between the sites is good but some sites are laid out front to back with the neighbor so you are sharing patio space, which we don't necessarily care for. There are FHU sites and some water and electric only sites. All sites have 50 amp service. It is a nice park to sit out under the trees and relax. It has always been quiet and peaceful when we've been here. They have filled up nearly every night we've been here, so call ahead and reserve a site. We called the day before and was able to get the last site. The cost is $27/night for W&E or $30 for FHU.

 JB's RV Park in Benton, AR

 JB's RV Park in Benton, AR

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 JB's RV Park in Benton, AR

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 JB's RV Park in Benton, AR

 

Sunday, October 8 - Another uneventful travel day. How nice that sounds.....I hope I don't jinx us! We stopped for the night, or should I say afternoon before lunch time. We are at the House of Prayer RV Park in Tenaha, TX. We are just off TX-59 (future I-69) about 45 miles north of Nacogdoches, TX. We considered pushing on to Escapees Headquarters at Rainbow’s  End in Livingston, TX, but decided to make a short day of it. We want to get everything (meaning satellite) all ready for the Indians vs Yankees baseball game tonight. The Indians are ahead 2-0 in the five game series.

House of Prayers RV Park

House of Prayers RV Park

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House of Prayers RV Park

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House of Prayers RV Park

Lots of friends to keep Bella company.
House of Prayers RV Park

A little bit about the House of Prayer taken from the Internet: Through the years we have had many faithful campers and snowbirds come through our park. We cater more to senior citizens and disabled and allow no drugs, drunks, and whatever other deviant behavior that may be unpleasant for a retirement community. We also have 22 nice 1 & 2 Bedroom cottages with bills paid available to be rented monthly. Very nice for a widow or older couple looking for a quite place to live away from the bustle of the city.

House of Prayer RV Park has eight overnight sites ($10/night). They are laid out very nicely with plenty of space between very long sites. FHU sites with all the utilities located nicely, mid-way on each site. No trees but for some reason we had difficulty hooking up the satellite. The one negative is that the sites are on grass, so one must be alert for red ants!

Speaking of insects....are you fighting the dang stinkbug infestation? They are all over the country. Remind me of the Japanese Beetle infestation of years ago.

UPDATE: I forgot to mention in a recent post concerning the highway conditions. I am frequently critical of the poor highway surfaces in Louisiana. Well, Ohio I-71 from Columbus to Cincinnati is as bad as I-10 in parts of Louisiana. I just don't understand states letting interstate highways become nearly impassable. It sure isn't very enjoyable to drive an RV on American highways. I don't see how truckers survive. Rant complete! LOL Sounds like I'm in a grouchy mood with the bugs and the rough roads but I'm my usual sweet self....right Marsha! One more short day of travel, and we will be in Houston for awhile.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see y’all back real soon. Have a great day!

16 comments:

  1. Nice that you are making good time and great travel days, Looks like pretty decent weather was well.

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  2. You are making incredible good time and looks like you have no trouble getting satellite connections in the House Of Prayer RV Park...it is wide open.

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  3. There's something to be said about returning to parks you've been at. You know exactly what to expect. We hate staying at parks with lots of trees. Satellite reception can be a bummer. You're making good tracks south. We'll miss you this winter!

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  4. Uneventful travel days are the best.
    I-70 in CO is also in bad shape. We try to avoid interstates as much as possible.

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  5. We don't understand it either ... so many highways in such bad shape. We experienced several when we went from Texas to Alabama and back this summer. At times it was so bad, I couldn't write on the laptop.

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  6. I think the bad highway issue is a conspiracy to get us to be more willing to accept toll roads...

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  7. Our new pin box seems to doing a good job of smoothing things a bit. Jury is still out until we travel more miles with it.

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  8. I understand the problem with constructing roads in Louisiana but Ohio has no excuse. Oklahoma City was terrible last year and this year it's even worse.

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  9. Glad you are having Safe Travels but I do agree it is not fun using bad Highways.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

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  10. Glad your trip has been uneventful so far. As to the stink bugs, we encountered hordes of them at our sister's house in Indy this summer. We got caught up in the Asian beetle infestation several years ago. It took several months and 5 states to finally get rid of them...yuck! LuAnn

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  11. Stinkbugs and potholes can make a person cranky for sure.

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  12. Good to hear you had uneventful travel and nice landing spots for the night!

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  13. Haha! The stink bugs alone would be enough to allow you to rant, but throw in red ants and bad roads and you are given a pass:)

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  14. Glad you have traveled safely and Go Indians!!

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  15. Crap! We won't be leaving the stink bugs behind? We got the ugly bug ones in Indiana and now the Asian ones in Minnesota. Yuk Yuk.

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  16. Crossing the Mississippi is always a big event:)

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