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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Tupelo to DeGray Lake State Park Arkansas! 339 miles!!

What a difference a day makes! After the storm!

We got up early (set the alarm) and headed out...We left Tupelo at 0830 and took the back roads all the way to Arkedelphia, Arkansas where we hit the freeway for a little while.  The drive today was gorgeous, so much to keep us occupied without having to contend with all the 18 wheelers!  Stopped in Helena  Arkansas and drove through the town..they have a nice Welcome Center there and we thought there might be something to look at in town..not really but gotta give them credit they are trying!  So on we went!  We pulled over in Stuttgart, Arkansas and had our lunch in the camper and headed out!  So pretty!  Right out of there was a National Wildlife Refuge and the terrain changed from farming to wooded and wet!  After that back to farming..The weather was nice all the way...

Cute little store...MS

MS farmlands

Entering Arkansas through Helena...

The muddy Mississippi!

An old home in W Helena, Arkansas

So later in the afternoon we arrived in Arkedelphia and turned off to go to DeGray State Park.  Very pretty, nice sites and very uncrowded!  Ken bar b qued some chicken breasts, legs and thighs..yummy!  

This morning we got up and headed out for Crater of Diamonds State Park near Murfreesboro..I've wanted to go here for years and here we are!  

Got here and was so surprised at how many people are here!  They had someone find a 6 carat diamond yesterday!!  You find, you get to keep!! Campsites were basically sold out..but the people at the front desk found us one for two nights!  Of course, the CA people weren't out yet so we're waiting check out is by 1500...but so far they're not out...

In Arkansas state parks Ken gets a 25% off discount Sunday through Thursday so that makes this stay $22.50 a night with full hookups!  Last night was $15.68 with electric and water hookups..of course they all have nice showers and bathrooms..love it!! 

Bridge over the White River Arkansas...

The National Wildlife Refuge...so cool

more refuge

and more....

And then this!

DeGray Lake! Arkadelphia, Arkansas

Our campsite...

In the park

Ken sitting at a table in the yurt area!

Cute little church Arkansas

This is the town of Delight, Arkansas...know who is from here?!
Glen Campbell!!

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