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Day 1 – Traveling the Talimena Scenic Byway

Day 1 of a Year Long Road Trip Along America’s Scenic Byways


Nine hours and 260 miles later I have arrived at my campsite for the night in Queen Wilhelmena State Park in the Ouachita Mountains.  What a day!  My mom, Bart and Gabby wished me goodbye around 8 this morning, and I spent the rest of the morning driving to Talihina (Indian for iron road), Oklahoma (Indian for red people) to start my first scenic drive, the Talimena Scenic Byway.  Long drives are always good for random thoughts, interesting radio shows, and unique billboards to say the least.