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Cross Country Trip #3 - Days 1-3

Posted: 10-06-2019

Somewhere on I-40

On the road again....main destinations - Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, NM and Arches National Park, UT with a few minor stops along the way. First overnighter, Davy Crockett Campground in Crossville, TN. The campground is a relatively large park but the roads were quite narrow for our liking. We stayed in one of the only two pull-through sites. The site was narrow and uneven, so uneven that it prevented us from pushing out the full-wall slide due to the twist in the RV. This campground has a lot to offer during peak season as long as you are traveling in a travel trailer. For us, traveling in a large motorhome we can not give this campground our "big rig" friendly thumbs up.

Scenery from I-40

Even though Crossville, TN is only 50 miles over the Central Time Zone line we decided to do our best to stick to Eastern Time Zone. Our thought for staying on Eastern Time might make it easier for Adam to stay in routine and hopefully make the early mornings at the Balloon Fiesta easier. However, technology is making this a little harder. Trying to keep one step ahead of automation we forced Adam's iPad and iPod to stay on Eastern Time and didn't change any of the clocks in the RV. It will be interesting to see how long we can keep this a secret especially when we cross in Mountain Time.

Neat Bass Pro Shop Building in Memphis, TN

Day #2 of driving....Crossville, TN to Forrest City, AR. We had another good start as we continue to play the "stay on Eastern Time" game, and it is still a secret from Adam. This leg took us through Nashville who's interchanges and traffic almost rivals Atlanta's. Whether we took I-40 or I-440 (their version of a bypass) it was a parking lot of traffic and narrow lanes of construction. Never fun to do when driving an RV/car combinations of 60ft.

Our campsite at Delta Ridge Campground, Forrest City AR

Delta Ridge Campground is a no frills campground, right off of I-40, great for an overnight stay. The campground was pretty easy in-and-out with good internet and even grass to walk our dog. Roads and campsites are gravel and it was a little dusty due to the lack of rain but all were in good condition.

Our campsite at Bar H Bar RV Park, Seminole OK

Our third night was spent in Seminole, OK at Bar H Bar RV Park. Again this is a no-frills RV park, just a place to park for the night with utilities. The RV park is located behind a restaurant and a gas station. There are two sections to the park, paved and gravel campsites. Of course the gravel campsites are a little cheaper but trust us, spend the extra $$ for the paved campsites, it is well worth it. The gravel site had over grown weeds and looked like no one has stayed there in a long while.

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