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