Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Monday, July 30, 2007
Saturday, July 28, 2007
On January 12-14, Springfield was hit by a major ice storm wich was reported to be the worst storm the area has seen in over 75 years. Our area experienced a three-day round of severe ice which was devastating to the Geater Springfield area as well as the campground. Some areas went without power for over two weeks! ... To date we have completely lost over 51 trees from the campground.
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Traveling to Memphis, then across the Mississippi River into Arkansas and over to Little Rock was all typical Interstate. Then going north to Missouri was pretty, rolling hills rock walls. I'd like to come back and spend a month or two in this area. There's a river going thru it called the Buffalo River that looks like a nice paddle. We saw lots of canoe and kayak outfitters along the road.Just past the Missouri border is the tourist town of Branson. The billboards make it look a little like a small Las Vegas, but we learned that there is no gambling and no alcohol served anywhere. Nope, not like Vegas at all! The open road is my favorite 'show'. We wanted to stop in Branson to check out the 'America's Best Campground' RV park. This is where we will be doing our 'Camp Reboot' 2-day hands-on seminar as a part of RV-Dreams 2008 rally. It looks like a great place! This is the meeting room.
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
We've been in each of these states before, and I already have a photo of the state signs. (see the album) So, I figured this time around I'd try video. hmmm - I don't know if 'll keep this up. It's extremely time consuming - about an hour of editing for every minute of finished video - then there's the bugs on the windshield and the bouncing around that makes the video itself not so good. Here' my efforts for our last 2 days - click the picture to go to the video:
Anyway, here we are at a lovely campground called Whitten Park. It's actually in Fulton, MS, but we're just east of Tupelo. It's an Army Corps of Engineers campground and we're paying $18/night.Now it's time to go. The plan for today is to go thru Memphis and Little Rock, then up to Branson Missouri. We want to stay in a park there called America's Best Campground because we will be going to the RV-Dreams rally there next year and giving a special 'Camp Reboot' pre-rally . More about that in our next post from Branson.