Wednesday, September 10, 2014

stopped for the night at Springhill Park

After getting the guys out of bed, we got on the road around 10:00 this morning.
We didn't have too far to travel today so we weren't in a big hurry.  We were heading for Ft. Smith.
We were settled in by 2:30 in our site at Springhill Park.  This is a COE park on the Arkansas River.  They are having a Casita Rally of some sort here this week.  I have never seen so many Casita travel trailers.  Some of these are pretty small.  I think Doug and I would kill each other in one of those.
We decided to drive into town for supper tonight.  We were looking for something on the way to the casino.  Well UrbanSpoon said, "by all means go to Bob and Wanda's Catfish restaurant.

We walked into this place and wondered if we were in the country twilight zone.  It just so happened that tuesday night is open mic night.  I think we were the youngest people in the place and we were definitely the only ones that had all their teeth.  Our waitress brought our tea out and proceeded to spill it all over Libbie and Jim.   People brought their 3 ring binders with the words of the music they were going to sing.  I had to shout out a few Yee Ha's, just to keep myself  from jumping up and dancing a jig.  The fellow in the picture said he was taking requests, but wouldn't sit down, no matter how many people requested it.  I knew we were in trouble when the lady in the picture said she was looking for songs on the internet (she then explained "internet") from the 40's and 50's.   The "good stuff" she said.   If most of the folks hadn't been tone deaf, it might not have been too bad.   No, it was that bad.
We left there and went to the Choctaw Casino to try our luck there.  We figured the night had to get better than this.  It did, I won a whole $50 and Doug lost $60 so we were only out $10.  That's pretty cheap entertainment.
 I thought I would leave you with some more pictures of the campground.
                                                  This is my view out the windshield.
And this one looks over towards Jim and Libbie's rig.  Tomorrow we head north.  Next stop looks to be Joplin, MO.