It was really hard to leave our beautiful spot on the Mississippi River, but we knew we’d have this view for the next 12 days, so that helped soften the blow. That’s downtown Little Rock, across the Arkansas river from our campground. It rained as we got here, but we still went out for a walk to explore the city. There are 6 bridges that cross the river and two of them are pedestrian access and it makes a nice loop. We visited Bill Clinton’s museum here last year, so we knew our way around. It’s like a mini Portland with the bridges and the trails on both sides of the waterfront.
Nate stayed at the rig by himself – so he could get some time to himself. Oh that we had done this trip when they were 10 and 12 like we’d planned, but the economy changed our plans and we ended up with this timing, which is just right we tell ourselves, and with teenagers who’d rather be with friends than their parents. Now that we can see the end of the trip is near, everyone is getting excited to be home, see family and friends, and have our own rooms again. I think it’s healthy for everyone to have their own space, but I also think this dream trip of a lifetime is the best thing we’ve ever done. I don’t begrudge Nate his time to himself because I appreciate all the other times he is with us and enjoying the trip. Our dream trip. Only 3 1/2 months left.