Thursday, October 27, 2016

Bucket List Trip 2016~Day 52~ Fordyce, Arkansas to Tupelo, Mississippi

After spending the night in Fordyce, Arkansas where Coach Paul Bryant had gone to high school,
we traveled Kingsland, AR on down the road.
where we thought coach Bryant had been born.
Nothing there about Paul Bryant, even asked a local.
We did find a sign there that claimed Johnny Cash.

 We made it to Oxford, Mississippi the home of Ole Miss.
We got some pictures, but now I can't even transfer them to the computer.
It must be time to go home as all the technology is breaking down.
While in Oxford we had "Lupper" at a place on the square called Ajax.

We chose to go on to Tupelo, MS for a better hotel.
We can see the trees here are beginning to turn.

Hopefully, I add more of today's pictures when my phone and computer
get in the mind to talk to each other.
I couldn't even get them moved by email or to my Drive in the sky.

One of those days when you know to stop fighting technology.

Follow along on our trip as I will try to post daily.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Bucket List Trip 2016~Day 51~ Mansfield, Louisana to Fordyce, Arkansas

After an unpleasant experience no more than 5 minutes after we left the hotel,
we decided to get out of Louisiana as fast as possible.
We didn't want to give them any more of our money toward gas, lodging and food.
We felt very unwelcomed.
Thanks to all the locals that flashed their lights to us to show us the speed traps.
They were hidden everywhere!
The worst was the one waiting at the transition line from 65 to 55 mph.
Even though we were driving 52 in a 55 zone, we felt threatened.
So we left, instead of spending the 2 days in Louisiana we had planned.
Your loss Louisiana.
 Today was pretty much a bust.
Nothing to see or do.
When we got off the highway in Texas, 
the first road reminded us of home.
 We were checking out Scottsville, TX
in honor of our Scottsville, KY home of Dollar General Store.
As you can see, it's pretty much a cross roads.
 This was the only building and it was closed.
 On down the road was the sign, but nothing thereafter.
Don't know where the 263 people were living.
 Drove the southern route around Texarkana.
Headed toward Pine Bluff, Arkansas
Landed in Fordyce, Arkansas for the evening.

Follow along on our trip as I will try to post daily.

We had planned to go down to Baton Rouge to visit LSU.

Bucket List Trip 2016~Day 50~Jacksonville, TX to Mansfield, Louisana

As we left Jacksonville, Texas
I began to realize we were back in the land of green grass and a variety of tall trees!
Yea!  Missed you grass and trees as I always do when I'm in Texas.
We took a big U turn in eastern Texas going into Louisiana today. 
We checked out a few towns with interesting names which rewarded us with a beautiful drive.

Didn't realize until we had passed through,
this is the home of Stephen F. Austin University.

 On 2 sides of the courthouse, parking was available in the middle of the street.

 Toledo Bend Reservoir of the Sabine River at the Texas -Louisiana state line

 A quick research of the bridge did not tell me how the length of the bridge,
 but it felt to be about a mile and half long.

Not intended, but we were on this route most all day.

 This brick street on the river reminded me of Savannah, GA.

 Our late lunch view in Natchitoches, LA on the Cane River.
We headed on to our hotel for the night.
At one point was a cotton collection sight.
The road was scattered with cotton that had flown from the trucks.
For lack of a suitable hotel in Shreveport, LA
we ventured over to Mansfield, LA and found a very nice spot.
The staff at this Comfort Inn is super nice and wants to do anything to make our stay pleasant.

Follow along on our trip as I will try to post daily.

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