We decided on Buffalo Point campground, a national park area about 20 miles south of Yellville on highway 14.
We found the campground perfect...only one tent camper! The site was shady and on the bluff overlooking the river. But...when we tried to use the jack to unhitch, it just spun around without raising the tongue. It appeared to stripped (or whatever the correct word is for that malfunction!)
The camper was level without unhitching but the truck was sticking out in the road. After calming down, we decided to try another campsite and David was successful in backing in the site at a 45 degree angle placing both the camper and truck safely out of the road.
We enjoyed the rest of the evening by having a great meal and a walk on the sand bar by the river. I saw a beaver floating the river carrying sticks in his mouth. Looks like he was doing a little remodeling. The next morning a doe and two fawns kept watchful eyes on us as they grazed close by.
Fortunate for us, a man walking his dog came by that morning and gave us good advice on how to get back to civilization where the repairs could be made. Following his suggestions we wound up in Conway, AR, where we received excellent service from National Travelers RV, $49 for parts and $10 for labor!
After another long day we stopped at Village Creek State Park (still in Arkansas). No phone or internet there, either! I did not expect to be connected out in the wild of the Ozark backwoods but 40 miles from Memphis!
We woke up sad on Friday morning knowing that our most excellent adventure was over that day.
But there are more to come!
|Water level was very low|
|Village Creek State park|