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Monday, May 29, 2017


Another leisurely morning before we set out, we could get used to this.  Moving on with a nice sunny day with little wind is something that makes traveling so enjoyable.

Heading west on I-40 through Arkansas we enjoyed the scenery, I was amazed that this is the distance I rode last year on my motorcycle.  It didn't seem that I went that far, but I do remember then suffering from a sore butt.  No problem covering the same distance in the Journey with its nice soft leather seats.

We decided that it would be good to stop at a campground tonight, we planned to travel a bit of a shorter day and get off the road earlier than we usually do.  But a big jam to our plans developed.

A traffic backup caused by a construction site pushing everyone to one lane stopped our progress.  So we scrapped the campground plan and went to another Walmart for the night.

One thing we noticed traveling in Arkansas was F.A.P.M., better known as Flattened Armadillos Per Mile.  With the amount of armadillos lying along the sides of the highways, it's a wonder that there are any left in the state.  Once we crossed over into Oklahoma, we saw just two.  Maybe they are a smarter breed in Oklahoma.

Yep, the things we do to lighten up our travels.

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  1. Glad you are slowing down enough to breathe.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

  2. That's the one problem with interstates, we've never really had a traffic delay of any magnitude anywhere else. How much water do you carry in order to do 3 or 4 Walmart nights in a row?? Sorry to hear about the Armadillos. They are kind of fun.

    1. We carry a full water tank of 90 gallons plus another 10 in the water heater. Sea showers (turn on water, get wet, turn off water, soap up, turn on water and rinse) and paper plates help to hold down consumption.

  3. We have had several days in a row of 25MPH winds while driving in North Dakota. And we have to get under way in two days for a another high wind run:)

  4. You're moving right along, even by non-PDD standards!

  5. Hmm - don't know we have ever seen F.A.P.M. Nice to know and something to keep a watch out for!