A short spring time trip

Last week we took a short trip to eastern Arkansas and, after that, over to northeast Kentucky.

Camping Area B, Village Creek State Park, Arkansas, April 19, 2010 - our camper

Lake Drum, Village Creek State Park, Arkansas, April 19, 2010

Camping Area B, Village Creek State Park, Arkansas, April 19, 2010

Our first campground was at Village Creek State Park.  The park is located on Crowley’s Ridge, a geologic anomaly of rolling hills in eastern Arkansas’s Mississippi Alluvial Plain. 

With five trails totaling 7 miles, we had hoped to spend one day in the park doing some hiking.

Unfortunately, there was some kind of gnats hatching out.  After taking one walk the first evening where we couldn’t get away from them, we decided to alter our plans and check out some of the other parks in the area. 

The first day, we went to Parkin State Archeological Park and Jacksonport State Park.  The next day, we drove over to Memphis and spent a few hours at Mud Island.  I’ll be posting more on these as I get the photo gallery set up for each one.

The last evening that we were there and the next morning before we left, we didn’t have much problem with insects at all.

Our next destination was Paducah, Kentucky, so that Karen could go to the annual Paducah Quilt Show.  Karen has several posts on her blog from the quilt show:

Arkansas, camping, Kentucky, parks, photography, travel
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