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Day 3 – Arkansas Ozarks Continued…

Day 3 of a Year Long Road Trip Along America’s Scenic Byways

Best Parks in the Arkansas Ozarks

It’s tough to post on the road sometimes. Sadly, today I settled on the parking lot of  McDonald’s as the nice lady at Mystic Caverns told me they have free wi-fi.  It’s the busiest McDonald’s I have ever seen.  At 3:30 in the afternoon, the two drive-thrus are going non-stop and a congregation of people are inside.

Oh what a day..a comedy of errors mostly…yet still beautiful scenery and better than a work day.  I went to bed with a sinus headache and awoke with one much worse.  I just had to wait for it to turn into a migraine before I could take my medicine to get ride of it.  In the meantime, I tried out my electric water heating rod and blew a fuse, so no coffee for me.  Thankfully, I’m not a coffee addict.

sunset over the arkansas ozarks frompetit jean state park

Day 2 – Arkansas Ozarks

Day 2 of a Year Long Road Trip Along America’s Scenic Byways

Best Places to Visit in the Arkansas Ozarks

OMG!  As I left Dallas Tuesday, I told my mom it would be hard to sleep because it would be so hot…WRONG…whew, the wind was cold.  I closed up all of VANilla’s windows in the middle of the night!  I’m not complaining because I think sleeping on hot nights will be the most challenging. My “A/C” is an 8 inch, 12 volt fan.  Doubt that will cool down VANilla.  I’ll probably find out tonight!

Rich Mountain Fire Tower

To finish off the Talimena Scenic Byway, I stopped off at Rich Mountain Fire Tower, located on the highest peak of the Ouchita Mountains (2,681 feet).  Today I was able to enjoy some of those scenic vistas without the fog and cloud cover of yesterday.