Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Our trip to Maumelle RV Park and Pinnacle Mountain

   We left Thursday afternoon after work and headed for Maumelle.  This is a nice place to stay when you don't have alot of time off.  Its not far and there is plenty to do.  It was dark by the time we got set up so we went into town and grabbed something to eat at Mexico Chicito.
   Friday we slept late and then cooked breakfast before heading into town to do a little shopping.  We headed to the Apple store to get the Ipad upgraded and do some wishing.  Camping World was the next stop.  Doug had to order a part for the commode.  No shopping trip is complete unless you go to wal-mart, so off we went.  By the time we finished all the running around it was time for supper. We went to Texas Roadhouse for a steak and then back to the MH to rest our tired feet.
   Saturday we went to the RV show in Little Rock with Jim and Libby.  They had some beautiful units to drool over.  I had to drag Doug out before he bought a new motorhome.  He found a new Allegra Red with four slides, king sized bed and residential sized refrigerator.  It was really nice and I would love to have it, but I kept thinking that payment each month sure would buy alot of diesel.  Sale price was only $164,000.

This is the floor plan of the one we liked so much.
Just looking at the pics gives me the "gotta have it's"!  The bad thing about this   new unit is that it only gets 6-8 miles per gal.  Our HR gets 9-13!
 I know that still isnt great but hey, its a rolling house, what do you expect.

Sunday we went to Pinnacle Mountain.  This is a view from the lookout next to the Visitor Center.

Another view from the lookout.

We decided to walk the East Quarry trail.  It said it was only 1 mile. I can do 1 mile no problem.  That was the longest, rockiest, steepest 1 mile I have ever walked.  I deserve a "I survived the East Quarry Trail" t-shirt!

This is part of the trail.  You can see how rocky it is but not how steep.

When we got down to the bottom of the mountain, this is what we saw. They had a nice bench for us to stop and rest.  I really needed that!
It was a great long weekend.  We hated to head back home for another work week.

Counting the days til we can hit the road again.....