The building in the middle is President Clinton’s library. It juts out over a slough off the Arkansas river and is meant to portray his “bridge to the future” that was important during his campaign and presidency. I’m taking the picture from an old railroad bridge that I walked at least twice a day with the dogs and biked over when the weather was good. Our RV park is to my right a few hundred yards. We visited the library last year, so didn’t go in again, but I still appreciate it’s beauty and the way it reflects light.
I took the afternoon off from studying to ride my bike to North Little Rock and get my hair cut. Whitney was amazing, but even she couldn’t totally fix the horrendous (and that’s putting it mildly) cut I got in Destin. The weather was so nice, I went for a two hour bike ride afterwards. Over the railroad bridge, through downtown, and up and down the hills to the capitol. I don’t have my speedometer anymore, so don’t know how fast I got going down one hill, but it was fast enough that a couple of the sidewalk were hooping and hollering as I whizzed by. So fun! This picture is of the Little Rock 9, and in the background is Arkansas’ reproduction of the Liberty Bell. Each state has one, and it’s fun to try to find them. Now that I’ve seen Little Rock, I find it hard to believe that so much pain and suffering occurred here for so many years and people didn’t just stand up and say “enough”.
It was opening day for minor league baseball in North Little Rock, so we went to see the Thunder play. The view from 3rd base was great, but we didn’t catch any fly balls, darn. That’s Little Rock in the background – it got prettier as it got darker. The RV park was only a mile away, so we walked over. The kids loved that part of it. Unfortunately, the Thunder got beat by a Texas team that they’d previously beat 6 times. Their new stadium was really nice, but the fans were grousing about the lines for beer and the bacon stall. Yes, bacon on everything! The line was too long for us and we probably couldn’t have afforded to feed Nate there anyway.
Almost back home, I took this picture of my crazy family and the light show that we have watched on the bridges. It’s been really fun to see each night and exploring Little Rock has been interesting. It will be sad to leave tomorrow.