We left Branson and headed down into Arkansas to Catherine’s Landing RV Resort in Hot Springs. It is a brand new RV campground built on a former dairy farm pasture. It is well laid out and the amenities are first class. The only problem is they haven’t been able to get the grass to grow in fully, kinda’ strange when you think about all the fertilizer that must have been deposited in the soil by the herds of cows that once lived there.
Check in at the office was in this building, complete with a nice lounge and store that carried a good supply of RV accessories.
Behind the office is the pool, it was heated. Unfortunately there was no hot tub. Bummer.
The sites are all concrete and large enough to fit an RV and a tow vehicle.
The pavilion for group meetings was huge, nothing like I’ve ever seen before. Two floors!
On the lake, there is a boat launch area and canoes and kayak rentals.
Rest rooms and laundry rooms are immaculate.
A nice fenced in doggie play area is also provided, not that many RVers have pet dogs. ;c)
We came in right in the middle of a Tiffin rally, Allegro Buses, Phaetons and Allegros everywhere you looked. We were surrounded.
Of course, we were not the only RV that stood out like a sore thumb amongst all those Tiffins, there was this trailer:
The yellow really made it stand out in the crowd. Now, correct me if I’m wrong, but with all the bugs that new RVs are known to come with right from the factory, why would you buy a trailer painted “Lemon Yellow”?
Why did we brave all those evil eyes we got from all those Tiffin owners? We came to visit with some great RV friends from our old home state of Virginia that were at the rally, Steve and Karen.
We don’t hold it against them that they drive a nice shiny Phaeton. :c)
We had a great visit, it was great to catch up in person instead of by emails and Facebook.
We departed today heading for Scottsboro, Alabama to check out the Unclaimed Baggage Center. It is where unidentifiable suitcases and bags that are lost on airlines get sent. The contents are put up for sale. Who knows, maybe we’ll find some of our long lost luggage?
There is no direct route to get there from our starting point, the GPS lady said it would be a 450 mile trip. We figured we’d break it into a couple of days, yes I am trying to get over PDD. Looking at a map and the route the GPS lady wanted us to go, we decided to take some back roads.
After hearing the GPS lady complain and complain about our intended route and desperately trying to get us to make a legal “U” turn, I had to shut off the sound.
We drove through some really pretty back roads. The GPS lady got so confused as to where we were going that she just reverted to a plain map. Never ticked off the lady in the GPS before, maybe it’s her time of the month.
We stopped at a little campground for the night in Lake Village, Arkansas. Large sites, 50 amp FHU drive throughs for $26 including tax. Not too shabby. And the icing on the cake?
I only drove 175 miles today! Maybe my PDD affliction is finally behind me?
Now the real puzzle is when we got set up, I reprogrammed the GPS for Scottsboro, Alabama. After doing its calculations, she told me it is only 445 miles away! I guess it’s not a good thing to tick off the lady in my GPS…
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