Started here:

Rayville, Louisiana
Marching To The Trial
Day 4 - Monday, March 6, 2006
Ended here:

Pocahonatas, Arkansas

T o d a y ' s    N a r r a t i v e
We drove through more beautiful countryside today. Parts of the ride were very hilly and the road very curvy.

Arkansas is an interesting state. Would not want to live here, but interesting.

Tonight we are, once again, camped in a Wally World parking lot. It's almost 10pm and there is only one other camper besides us. Monday's are slow, I guess.

Looks like we'll have time to do the alternate part of the trip. Missouri tomorrow. We're about 30 miles from the MO/AR state line.

T o d a y ' s    P i c t u r e s
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Alena? Another sign for June. That's an interesting sign. Even more interesting when you realize it's made from plastic Solo drinking cups.
Absolutely! Good on you, Commercial Bank! The Navigator insisted I use this picture and title it, "Pack Of Wild, Ravenous Dogs Attack Innocent Alligator." So, here you are. In truth, this pic came from June and it's so cute I wanted to share it with y'all.

T o d a y ' s    S t a t s
Begin: 8:30am
End: 8:30pm
Net (includes stops): 12 hrs, 0 mins
Begin odometer: 150,006
End odometer: 150,543
Net miles today: 537
Average MPH: 44.8
Total trip miles: 1,871

Price: $49.00 at $2.199/gal
Bought in: Lake Village, Arkansas
Food, ice, etc.: $7.00
Lodging: $0.00
Other: $9.00 - shower at Pilot.

T o d a y ' s    T h o u g h t
Pay attention!! This thought changes on an irregular schedule and starts without prior warning.

T o d a y ' s    J o k e
From June in SC:

Idiot sightings...

  • I live in a semi-rural area. We recently had a new neighbor call the local township administrative office to request the removal of the Deer Crossing sign on our road. The reason: "Too many deer were being hit by cars" and he didn't want them to cross there anymore. This one was from Kingman, KS.

  • My daughter went to a local Taco Bell and ordered a taco. She asked the person behind the counter for "minimal lettuce." He said he was sorry, but they only had iceberg.

  • I was at the airport, checking in at the gate when an airport employee asked, "Has anyone put anything in your baggage without your knowledge?" To which I replied, "If it was without my knowledge, how would I know?" He smiled knowingly and nodded, "That's why we ask." Happened in Birmingham, Ala.

  • The stoplight on the corner buzzes when it's safe to cross the street. I was crossing with an intellectually challenged coworker of mine when she asked if I knew what the buzzer was for. I explained that it signals blind people when the light is red. Appalled, she responded, "What on earth are blind people doing driving?" She was a probation officer in Wichita, KS

  • At a good-bye luncheon for an old and dear coworker who was leaving the company due to "downsizing," our manager commented cheerfully, "This is fun. We should do this more often." Not a word was spoken. We all just looked at each other with that deer-in-the-headlights stare. This was a bunch at Texas Instruments.

  • I work with an individual who plugged her power strip back into itself and for the life of her couldn't understand why her computer system would not turn on. A deputy with the Dallas County Sheriff's office no less.

  • When my husband and I arrived at an automobile dealership to pick up our car, we were told the keys had been locked in it. We went to the service department and found a mechanic working feverishly to unlock the driver's side door. As I watched from the passenger side, I instinctively tried the door handle and discovered that it was unlocked. "Hey," I announced to the technician, "it's open!" To which he replied, "I know - I already got that side." This was at the Ford dealership in Canton, Mississippi!

Idiots: They walk among us - AND, they vote.... no wonder the country is in the mess it's in!

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