Thursday, June 11, 2015

Landed for the Night in Russellville, AR

Ivys Cove Russellville AR 06112015

Site #2 at Ivy’s Cove in Russellville, AR.  It’s a full house here tonight.  When I made our reservation a couple of weeks ago, I snagged the last spot.

We pulled out of Shady Pines RV in Texarkana, TX at our usual 11 AM this morning.  With no alarm clocks, we awaken a bit before 8 AM and steadily but leisurely take our time getting ready to roll.  This seems to put us on the road about 11 AM, which is fine.  We’re in no hurry.

We hopped onto Hwy 59 North, then I-30 East and soon entered Arkansas.  We did cross the Red and Arkansas Rivers today; the latter of which was quite impressive and still well above its usual height.  After fueling up, we opted for the I-430 N loop before Little Rock which allowed us to bypass the center of that city.  From there we caught I-40 West to Russellville, exiting the interstate to easily slide into Ivy’s Cove RV Retreat and a nice pull-through site for our overnight stay.  There’s a Pilot truck stop across the interstate, so we fueled up there for tomorrow’s journey on to Rogers. I don’t like to see our truck’s fuel gauge drop much below the half-way mark.

We did pass through a fairly heavy downpour at one point which dropped our truck’s external thermometer from 96F to 76F; however, it crept back up over the next 30 minutes or so.  I overhead a couple of truck drivers in the Pilot commenting about how hot it is.

We’re set up for the evening, including cable (thanks, Dave for hooking that up!), have had a stroll around this cute wee park and dinner of homemade burgers is done and dusted.  Now we’re chillin’.

This is a very small park but pleasant with some shade.  Our gravel site is fairly level with WiFi and limited cable.  The owners apparently live on-site and there is evidence of new improvements going on.  The sites are a bit close to one another, but I’ve seen tighter spots in lesser-quality parks, so this is definitely not bad.

We traveled 223.2 miles today, and I am grateful for an uneventful trip with some nice scenery.

Thanks for stopping by!


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