Day #53 – Back to civilization! (aka brewpub!!!!)

LOCATION:  Little Rock, Arkansas
CAMPGROUND:  Lake Maumelle Army Corps of Engineers.  On the Arkansas River, part of Murray Lock and Dam.  Beautiful campground.  Our site is right on the river.  Electricity and water.  Paved, level site with fire pit and picnic table.  Sites spaced nicely apart.  Very nice bathrooms.  Close to city – so TV, cell service, and internet.  $12/night with Senior discount.  Highly recommend this one – best of both worlds. Very accessible for anyone traveling on Interstate 30.   5 stars out of 5
WEATHER:  Mostly overcast and light rain.  High 79
DISTANCE DRIVEN:  1/2 hour

We were awakened very early (3:30 AM!) by the roosters doing their “cockle-doodle-do” and the donkey braying, while staying last night at Tammie Sue’s Critters farm.  We managed to get in a little more sleep before daylight.  It was a comforting noise. 

We left the farm about 9:00, as rain was predicted and we hoped to set up before the rain.  We were lucky; our campsite was available and we got set up and put the tarp in place.  This is our view from our front door…

We found the brewpub that gives the farm their spent grains for the goats , and had lunch there.  We shared a tofu bahn mi which was delicious. 

The pub is located in North Little Rock, across the Arkansas River from Little Rock.  North Little Rock has a surprisingly hip vibe. 

The brewpub is called FlyAway. 

I was intrigued by the pub’s map (below).  We are traveling in a similar direction as the birds, starting in the southern-most part of Texas, and hopefully ending up with our friends in Nova Scotia!

DINNER:  The last of our leftovers from the Cajun Fest.  Hurrah!  It was jambalaya that I jazzed up with sauteed onions and garlic, andouille sausage, and okra.  Side was a salad with the lettuce freshly picked at last night’s farm. 

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