You can’t go camping and not have a true camping story, right? Well, if you remember we still have a broken toilet, which means no water in the camper, and I still don’t feel like myself but we continue on! We head out on I-40 W and we see a sign that says Drive Slow Large Potholes…..wait, what? Oh no Arkansas! These are not potholes! These are small trenches built across the interstate and everybody is jumping their vehicles in and out of them. The interstate is scattered with cars and their flat tires. So after a few stops to repack the cabinets in our camper,
we finally make it to the Camping World in Little Rock, AR.
We know what part we need to fix the toilet but they don’t have it. What they do have, are new toilets or glue. We opted for the glue. So we head off again to our campground, Downtown Riverside RV Park. This campground is on the Arkansas River and has a great view of downtown.
We get our site and as we are pulling in it starts to rain. No biggie because we should be done in no time…..not so much. The camper beside us has pulled on top of the utilities hook up so that has caused us to have to move from it.
Well the further away you get from the hook ups means your hoses better be long. We have had this problem before so we have extra hoses but you guessed it……They are not long enough. Never fear Wal-mart is never far away, so off we go. But before we leave Mike has decided to glue the toilet back together and let it dry while we are gone….he is so smart! We return with our hoses and bam! we are hooked up!!Yay!!
Now, lets see how that glue is going to hold up….we turn on the water and we have our own little fountain in the bathroom. Now it is 4:30 on a Sunday and we have to decide if we go with out water again and call a repair man or do we book it back to Camping World for a new toilet? If anybody knows Mike we headed straight for the new toilet. Ahhhhh, new toilet installed in 10 min and we now have water.
Now that we have everything under control I can spend the next few days sleeping and medicating.Thank goodness for rainy days!
By Wednesday, I am starting to feel human again and the sun has come out! Micheal and I decide to go across the bridge to the William J. Clinton Presidential Library.
and his saxophone.
We did make it to a couple of restaurants this week. One was the Flying Fish, which had those talking fish all over the walls. Apparently, you buy one and decorate it and they will put it on the wall for you.
Then we ate at Sticky’s Fingerz Rock-in-Roll Chicken Shack. I have one word, gross! I usually can pick a good place but I was off this week. Oh well.
It has been an interesting first week and we will not forget our time in Little Rock! The next few days were rainy and then Mike got the flu. Well, you can’t live this close together and not share everything, right?
Next stop Oklahoma, Texas, and then New Mexico!