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Wednesday, March 30, 2016, Village Creek State Park, Wynne, AR, Day 2, 0 Miles, 6,248.7 Miles for the Trip

I do have to say that although the bathrooms are new and beautiful, they have one of the major problems I see all over the country. The fixed shower head is aimed at the entrance to the shower. Even with a shower curtain (half the bathrooms have one) the water runs out of the shower and onto the entire bathroom floor. Even with a 10'X12' bathroom, after a shower there is no place in the room that had a dry floor, making it difficult to avoid wet pant legs getting dressed. It also gets the floors muddy as people use the sink or toilet. Oh well, it was a nice try.

I drove to Wynne to do laundry. As usual, my GPS directed me to a laundry, not a laundromat, but, as usual, they gave me directions to a place with user machines. A very clean (and empty) laundromat. While doing laundry I made a reservation for the weekend at Chickasaw State Park in Tennessee. I tried to do it from the campground, but the Verizon coverage is extremely slow, but reliable) 3G & the on line reservations service wouldn't work. Still better than AT&T - no service. So, I'm set for the weekend. It looked like I could have skipped the reservation since the park was pretty empty, but you never know about weekends.

I also made a stop at a Walmart. I tried to pick up a storage box for the grill that replaces the grate in my Coleman combined grill/stove. I'd been keeping it in the original cardboard box it came in, but the box has fallen apart. I foolishly went by the dimensions written on the plastic bin I picked out, then got back to the trailer & grill, and found that the given dimensions were for the cover - the actual bin was too small for the grill. It now houses my Thermacell Mosquito Repellent & refills.

The campground is getting a bit crowded - 4 trailers, including a rare 17' Oliver from Texas & 2 tent campers. The tent campers next to me are first time campers - I hope tonight & tomorrow's predicted thunderstorms don't discourage them. I can remember tent camping in storms - not much fun.

The First Time Tent Campers The 17' Oliver

Dinner was a chicken & mushroom pot pie.

Until next time -

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