The Last Leg

I hope you will not kick me out of your reader.

The Micro Lite and the Ford Expedition at the campsite at Lake Catherine
Lake Catherine Campsite
Hot Springs, Arkansas

But for the sake of completeness and writing posts in chronological order, I kneed to write this post. This post will cap off our Yellowstone trip – which ended with us coming home from Dallas.

With that said, let’s get things underfoot.

Dallas to Texarkana, TX

195 miles. We stayed at the Rocky Point (Wright Patman Dam) campground. This place was okay. We paid $13 for the night and had full hook ups. The campground was undergoing some clean up as there were loops closed and lots of tree limbs being cleaned up. I’m not sure what the story was, but the campground was pretty empty.

Texarkana, TX to Hot Springs, AR

128 miles. Here we spent the night at Lake Catherine State Park. We really liked the park.

Suspension Bridge – Waterfall Trail
Lake Catherine State Park
Bench and Stone Steps to Water
Lake Catherine State Park

Since we arrived early enough in the day, we took a hike to a waterfall. The trail head for this hike was located at the edge of the campground. It was a delightful hike which included going over a suspension bridge. Also, along the way was a bench overlooking the water with stone steps leading down to the water. We would like to visit Lake Catherine State Park again and spend more time exploring the Hot Springs area.

View of the waterfall at Lake Catherine.  The waterfall is just a trickle.
Can you see the waterfall?
Click here to see another view of it.

Hot Springs, AR to Greenville, MO

287 miles. Here we stayed at one of our favorites – Greenville Recreation Area. This is a COE campground, and we paid a whopping $12 for a pull through site with full hook-ups.

Greenville, MO to Home in St. Charles, MO

141 miles. Home Sweet Home. Here we arrived to flowers blooming in our outdoor planters and a happy cat, thanks to our friends and neighbors. It had been a long journey, but we made it back home safely. Thank you, Lord.

Dan and Betty on the Waterfall Trail at Lake Catherine
Chambers on the Road
Back Home

34 comments

    • You are so welcome! I would guess (although it is a guess) that America is portrayed as busy cities. There are so many great places around where we live – St. Charles (which is near St Louis, MO.) Plus I do like visiting less crowded areas. I appreciate your comment. Have a great day!

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    • Well, you have something really great to look forward to! I have an ever expanding list of places I want to visit – I get the ideas from reading blogs. πŸ™‚ Thanks for reading, and I hope you have a great day!

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    • Thank you, Charla. The waterfall was just a trickle when we were there, but normally, it is bigger. It was still pretty, and we enjoyed the hike. There is a lot to explore in the Hot Springs area which I hope to do sometime. Enjoy your weekend!

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  1. I’m reading in reverse as I am catching up on my reader, but this last leg sounds like a wonderful way to finish out your trip! I wonder if Rocky Point was cleaning up from the flooding that occurred in North Texas a few weeks ago. It was very serious. Glad you’re home!

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    • I bet you are exactly right. There were tree limbs everywhere. It looked like something had happened. Normally, I would have asked about it, but we were worn out from all our travels. We were only there one night. The ants were particularly bad there, too. It was a nice campground, so I bet it’ll bounce back right away.

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  2. I won’t kick you out; I always like closure. I’m glad you liked Lake Catherine. I used to go there when we lived in Arkansas and my parents retired to Hot Springs in 1990.

    Thanks for providing the story of your entire trip. You must have been gone almost four weeks so I’m sure things looked a bit different when you got home.

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    • Lake Catherine looked nice. We do want to explore the Hot Springs area sometime. It’s not that far from home. We are fortunate to have good neighbors and friends where we live. They helped us out by checking on our cat, watering flowers and keeping an eye on things. We love living here, so it was good to be home again.

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  3. Glad you made it home safely! I’ve driven through the Hot Springs area a couple of times; I think it’s beautiful. It’s one of those areas I’d like to explore some day. I’ll have to keep Lake Catherine in mind when we do.

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    • There is also a very popular COE campground in a great location in Hot Springs. I was unable to get a reservation there, but sometime I would like to stay there, too. Thanks for your comment, and have a great week!

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