Friday, March 15, 2024

23 - 24 Trip to the Southwest, Day 152

Friday, March 15, 2024 - Village Creek State Park, Wynne, AR, Day 2 - 0 Miles, 5,598.7 Miles for the trip

A stormy night! We were on the edge of a bunch of strong thunderstorms overnight. Light to heavy rain, lots of lightning, even a bit of small hail. It stopped around 8:00AM. We are down to 4 trailers in the B section of Village Creek. The trailer with 3 kids left this morning. I will never complain about one night stops - they pulled in around dinner time, got 3 bikes out of the trailer, did the usual set up while the kids cruised the park, made dinner just before the rain started, then packed it all back up and headed out around 9:00AM. Makes my overnight stops look simple.

While the rain has stopped, it is a dreary day. 60°F, gray skies & soggy. I did my usual forum & journal reading on the laptop, then spend the morning reading on my Kindle. I started Plugged by Eoin Colfer, a new author for me. So far an enjoyable novel.

Very light rain started around 11:00AM. Since I'm out of milk, I decided to make a run to Walmart. While only 9 miles from the park, it is a 25 minute drive - lots of curves. An even longer drive back - The speed limit in the park is 30MPH for most of it, at least until you get among the campsites, and 4 miles of the drive is in the park. All double lines, and a truck in front of me decided that a safe speed was between 10 & 15MPH. Took a long time to get back.

Back at the trailer I decided to head for a shower. 2 showers in the Men's bathroom, one handicapped. The smaller one has a bench in the drying room & 1 hook on the wall. No door or shower curtain. The large, fine spray shower head aims at the drying area, and soaks almost all of it. Plenty of hot water with an adjustable temperature control. While there is a ceiling heater in the bathroom over the showers, it never ran & it is 55°F outside; a bit warmer in the bathroom, but cool for a shower. Overall, a C.

As of 3:00 we are back to 5 trailers in the 30 site campground - a small single axle trailer just arrived. Around 5:00 a large crowd of RVs arrived - we are now up to 16.

Dinner was a Lean Cuisine Chicken Fried Rice bowl.

Until Tomorrow -

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