June 29, 2022
Our last day at Poverty Point State Park, LA was Monday (June 27). Check out time was 1:00 pm, so we had a lot of time to get ready to go. We had hoped to stay past the 4th of July, but the park was full that weekend.
Earlier, I found us a spot at Pecan Grove RV Park in Arkansas that was about 60 miles from Poverty Point State Park. I got us a 30 day stay and the rate for 30 days is $15 a day. We have a place to stay for the 4th of July.
We took Nox for a walk around Poverty Point State Park one more time.
Nox wanted to go see the baby bluejay, but Bruce gave her the “leave it” command. Nox minded Bruce and the baby bluejay was safe from being Nox’s new playmate.
We got everything set and we were ready to roll. Having a check list makes a big difference since it prevents us from forgetting important steps.
We headed out at 10:45 am.
We headed north on highway 17 to north on highway 65 to Lake Village, Arkansas. Our stop was easy to spot and we didn’t have any trouble getting pulled into our site.
When we pulled in to unhitched, we discovered biting flies in the grass on the utility side of the RV. Trying to get unhitched was not fun when we were both being bitten. The checklist was absolutely needed due to the distraction and stress of being attacked by the bitting flies. (Maybe I should’ve called the post “Attack of the Bitting Flies.”)
We got the RV unhitched and the utilities set up. The biting flies weren’t on the camping side and stopped attacking. We took Nox out for a walk and didn’t have any more attacks.
For those of you who are curious, we leave Nox harnessed inside the running truck with the air conditioner on while we set up the RV. We want her to be safe and comfortable while we focus on getting the RV set up.
After sleeping Monday night in the campground, we could add a new state to our maps.
PS – Today is Bruce’s birthday! Happy 58th to him!