Tuesday, June 27, 2017 – Today we traveled 168 miles from Lake Village, Arkansas to Hot Springs, Arkansas. We are staying in Site 28 in Hot Springs National Park – Gulpha Gorge Campground. This is a first come first serve campground which I am not terribly fond of. You cannot make reservations and you never know if they have any openings until you get there.
We left Lake Village, Arkansas early this morning so we could have a better chance of getting a spot at Hot Springs. This is a naturally beautiful campground with a creek running through it. And they had a few spots open!! We are parked right by the creek, have full hook ups and a nice level parking spot!
I’ve never experienced paying a machine for our stay before now and this one was fairly painless. The park attendants took us around in a golf cart to choose the site we wanted that would hold Dora since she’s pretty big. We found one and came back to the office to pay the machine!!
We only paid $15 which is half the usual nightly rate. We have a Senior Pass that either gives us free admission to parks or half off!
The BBQ pit is in great shape (they normally are not) and the picnic table is clean and is now decorated with the plants that travel with us!
We’ll be here five days while we look around the Hot Springs area. Unfortunately, as Roy was putting out one of our slides, it made an awful sound so he had to inch it out until it was in place. He will be replacing the motor tomorrow. Thankfully he has a spare motor that he carries with us! Our sightseeing will not start until Thursday and I’ll share all that with ya’ll when it happens!
Roy’s already gotten the mini motorbike out and driven around the park! We really like this place!
Ya’ll come back now, ya’ hear!