Little Rock ! or..."small rock"

Monday, April 11, 2016
Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
In the movie, South Pacific, the main character gets the main lady's hometown mixed up and calls it "Small Rock" instead of Little Rock.

Driving from Shreveport, Louisiana up to Little Rock, we passed through some lovely country. Never new Arkansas was so pretty.


Then....we came across Toad Suck Park ! Too Funny.

Toad Suck is an unincorporated community in Perry County, Arkansas, United States. It is the
location of (or is the nearest community to) Bigelow Rosenwald School, which is located at the junction of Arkansas Highway 60 and Bethel AME Road and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.The origin of the name Toad Suck is disputed. Some hold it received the name when idle rivermen would congregate at the local tavern where they would "suck on the bottle 'til they swell up like toads", while others believe it is a corruption of a French phrase meaning "a narrow channel in the river." Toad Suck has frequently been noted on lists of unusual place names.
And...we saw this massive amount of steam on the horizon....


Anyway...we finally got to Little Rock and pulled in to the Downtown Riverside RV Park...right on the north side of the Arkansas River with great views of the city, the river, the barges and the bridges.

The only day we visited the city, we went to the Quapaw Quarter...neighborhoods from pre-Civil War era...homes in the Antebellum time period. They had a brochure which had a route to follow, photos of the homes (over 100 !!) and descriptions. We lasted only a few blocks before bailing out. It would be better on bikes because of the streets and traffic.

Steve and Kim
mileage 224 miles

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Comments

Ron and Bev Schaefer
2016-04-15

Sorry we missed seeing you before you left. Safe travels. AND OF COURSE Arkansas is pretty, I grew up there. Bev

Bowen and Stephanie
2016-04-15

Glad to see you guys are back on the road again. We are steady working and dreaming of another trip! Safe travels
Bowen jones and family. Bicycle family

Bowen and Stephanie
2016-04-15

Glad to see you guys are back on the road again. We are steady working and dreaming of another trip! Safe travels
Bowen jones and family. Bicycle family

Marlene Collins
2016-04-15

Steve and Kim and Katie. So so nice. Are you going to produce a book from all these wonderful travels. It would be very enjoyable. Love to you from me.

Jill Cross
2016-04-16

Wow, I'd be in heaven being able to walk through all those historic homes. How beautiful the old architecture is. Stan's father was from there in Arkansas so I've been there with him to visit family.

Doris
2016-04-16

Sounds like your"re having a great adventure. Enjoy. Miss you so much at dance & don't like empty space across from me. Happy trails you two.
Doris

Patty and Mike Brown
2016-04-17

We once knew a guy from Toad Suck but never really believed it. We do now. Thanks for your journal. We will enjoy it as you travel the USA. We are looking forward to tracing your steps in the future. And line dancing too, of course.
Smooth sailing and may your tires last forever.

Mona
2016-04-18

Thank you, I enjoyed the view!

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