Day #55 – On to a missile site!

LOCATION:  Vilonia, Arkansas, about an hour north of Little Rock
CAMPGROUND:  Titan Ranch – an ICBM missile site, an underground silo built in the 1960s to protect the USA from our “enemies”.  A Harvest Host site.  We are parked in their graveled parking lot as their grassy area is too wet from recent rain.    The owner has converted the silo to an Air B&B.  He gives tours here and sponsors events.  We are surrounded by countryside, mostly cows.  Very peaceful.  We will have a tour tomorrow, so will learn more about it then.  4 stars out of 5
WEATHER:  A relief from the hot/humid weather.  Mostly cloudy.  High 74
DISTANCE DRIVEN:  45 minutes

It poured during the night. High winds and buckets of water. For a period, we heard hail stones pounding the top of Joy. The tarp flopped around on top. A bit scary.

We checked for damage and water leaks when we got up, but all is well.

We hung around Maumelle Park until mid-afternoon.   I got in my walking steps, and then the two of us strolled around the campground to the section with a marina.  This barge went right by our campsite…

We drove less than an hour north to this Harvest Host site.  The geography is changing – more hills and pine trees, compared to flat rice fields in the south. 

Our Harvest Host owner met us on the highway in his quad and guided us down to his property to park.    The owner chatted with us for awhile, until it was time for him to welcome his AirB&B customers. 

DINNER:  Leftover cassoulet.  For the veg, I sauteed some onion, mushrooms, and broccoli and added just a bit of cheddar cheese on the top to serve.  A French baguette on the side. 

BOOK:  “The Lost” by J.D. Robb.  Robb is a prolific author and I have read a lot of her books, mostly about a female policewoman in the 2060s.  This book is a collection of short stories.  Very easy reading.  3 stars out of 5

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