Greetings from ARKLATEX!! What is that you may ask? Well, we asked too, and ARKLATEX is the extreme NW corner of LA, where LA, ARK and TX meet. Heard it a few times on the news today, and we just had to look it up. Makes sense to all the folks here, but was new to us. We are at Barksdale AFB in Bossier City, LA just outside of Shreveport, LA. Here’s is a recap of the past few days.
We awoke early on Sunday to determine what we were going to do hiking and biking wise, and we chose differing paths…I went hiking, and Terri went biking. I really wanted to get to the falls that we did not see the day before, so I drove up to the falls parking area, and took a half mile trip straight down to see this:
It was such a gorgeous day out, we spent most of it at the campground. I got some grocery shopping done early, and we just “hung out” after that.
Well, that wrapped up Sunday…and we had a decision to make. We would either head back to SC to get some of the maintenance issues that they had “fixed” “re-fixed” or keep on truckin. We decided to keep on truckin. I talked to the techs, and have ways to keep things working for the most part. Our mission in life is not to spend time in maintenance facilities, but to continue to explore and enjoy this wonderful country of ours. We were up bright an early on Monday, and were on the road by 0830, which is early for us. We had no idea where we were going other than headed to Texas to meet up with Terri’s Uncle and Aunt. We had an awesome travel day, and ended up at the Ameristar Casino RV Park in Vicksburg, MS. $27 per night, full hook ups with 50 AMP, WIFI (spotty) and great cable TV. We have been in many parks that have cable, but it is usually analogue. This was digital. We have not had that silly pleasure in a long time. The park is kind of tight, but good pull throughs, and they have a free shuttle that picks you up at your site to take you to the casino and will bring you back, 24/7…so, off we went…to eat. Great food at a great price, and no, we did not drop a dime gambling. Neither one of us are the gambling type. We did have some surprises on this day though.
Also, I know that the ride height issue is not taken care of, as no matter what our leveling situation, the front end drops overnight, which means there is either a leak in the front ride height valve, or the air bags…hoping not the air bags. Other than that, it was a great day! We were actually contemplating spending another night, and touring the civil war battle fields they have here, but shortly after we awoke, we were peppered with tornado watches and warnings…so in record time, we were on the road! We took a fairly short trek to Barksdale AFB, home of Global Strike Command. Had never been here before, and we think it is a really nice base. Right now, we paid for two nights ($20 per night for full hook ups) but may extend depending on what we find out there is to do here. It is not too far to the Hill country of TX from here, where we will meet up with Terri’s Uncle and Aunt. Our friends Porf and Jennifer also recently moved to the Hill Country, so we can hopefully meet up with them as well. We spent the afternoon getting settled in and laid in some more groceries, and avoided a rain storm or two. The evening has been awesome, and it has been a blast to see the B-52’s up in the air and continuing to do us proud! Also, no issues with hydraulic leaks, and the ride height is good…so far.
Well, I’m trying real hard not to wait so long between posts. If I do that, I can focus more on the local area that we are in and provide more details on what we have been doing. This is for us too, as this is our record of our travels!
As always, we hope this finds you Happy, Healthy and Living Your Dreams!!