United States
Overlook Park

Discover travel destinations of travelers writing a travel journal on FindPenguins.
Travelers at this place
    • Day 31

      Little Rock AR KOA

      May 18, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 64 °F

      We have big plans to fill in the blank spots from the past week. We've just been getting a little worn out looking at towns with an eye to making a new home somewhere.

      This morning we tried to look at Bentonville, Arkansas but there was MORE TRAFFIC THAN ATLANTA!! And it's a small city!! So IT'S off the list. Poof. Finito. Get outa town as fast as we can given the horrific gridlock.

      At the moment we are making a bee-line to Marietta to visit sister Laurie, John, and (yay) our nephew Matthew. Shortest distance took us through Little Rock.

      We are celebrating being out of the land of 3% beer! AND being back in the land of The Fresh Market!!! (!) which was the one positive of Bentonville. We mixed and matched our own 6-pack today, and were SMITTEN by the Coney Island hard root beer. Good to the last drop.
      Read more

    • Day 115

      N Little Rock, AR - Little Rock N KOA

      June 8, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

      Now in another state, Arkansas! We can check off another of the states that we have not camped in. Remaining states are Rhode Island, Maine, Vermont, and Wisconsin.

      As for our one night stop in Arkansas, we are in North Little Rock. Amazingly we are just across the Arkansas River from Little Rock, the state capital. The pressence of the river is particularly significant now since the river and every tributary, creek, stream, lake, and bathtub here has overflowed big time. Farmers can now sell lakeside farmland. I think I saw the Ark tied up by a farmer's barn. This area has received the rain of the century. Farmland has received some serious damage. The road in front of our campground just reopened yesterday.

      While Little Rock may have some interesting sights, it probably is best for us to stay put, lest we have to confront flood waters somewhere. Besides, with our lack of interest in city life we don't feel any great urge to go to the big city. Also, there is another reason not to explore the city. Little Rock is a dangerous city. Crime appears to be a leading industry.

      While there may be a dark side to the city, it can't be all bad. The population has increased every decade since 1850. Apparently, many people have found an appealing good side to Little Rock.

      And finally, the question everyone has been asking. How did Little Rock get its name? It derives its name from a small rock formation on the south bank of the Arkansas River called the "Little Rock". The "Little Rock" was used by early River traffic as a landmark and later became a river crossing. And, not surprising, across the river from Little Rock there is a Big Rock on a large bluff at the edge of the river. Boy, what a story! Kinda makes you want to go "Rock" hunting along the river. What excitement!
      Read more

    • Day 3

      Hiccup number … uh … are we losing count

      September 9, 2021 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 79 °F

      As we were enjoying our wonderfully delicious meal at the Brick and Spoon, Heather remembered that on a previous trip through Tupelo, we had eaten at the Neon Pig and thought maybe it might be near by. Sure enough, it was only 200 feet away. So after finishing our meal, we walked on over to the Neon Pig. They serve food, but also have a wide assortment of jellies, jams, pickles, and meats for sale. We found a jar of Autumn Pear Preserves and a jar of apple butter. We are very particular about our jams, we like them to be loose. So many jams have so much pectin that they are as solid as a cow pie in winter. We much prefer a more springtime consistency. Anyway, we got are our jars and went to the cashier. She had lovely blue hair and regaled us with how she took some pear butter, blended up with fresh pears and peaches, and then spread that over cheese cake. I asked if we could come live with her, and while she was pleased at the attention, the thought of two more mouths to feed convinced her to thank us, but also, it was not meant to be.

      About 30 minutes later we stopped for gas, as you can well imagine is something we do fairly often. I was excited to see that they had ethanol free gas. I got out my wallet, got my credit card …. uhhh …. looked for my credit card…. uhhh…. looked again…. uh, Heather…. uhhh…. my credit card isn’t here, can you check. Well, she took everything out of my wallet, “nope, it isn’t here”. I take every thing out of my wallet, nope, still not there. Hope springing eternal, Heather again removes everything from my wallet, again not finding the errant card. Me, not trusting myself or Heather, checks my wallet contents again.

      I know the last place I used the credit card, the Neon Pig. I try to remember where I put the credit card after paying for the jams, but draw a blank. Note to self in the future, never have a conversation while paying for something. Focus only one the credit card! So I call the Neon Pig to have them cut up the credit card. But the nice lady says “sorry, no credit card here.” Oh poop, it must be some where! I’ve already searched through my pockets, but I search again. I consider having Heather search my pockets, but decide it would either look like the police were frisking me or someone would call the police because they though lewd acts occurring.

      Well, nothing to be done but call the credit card company. A very nice lady named Maria in LA cancelled the credit cards and is Fedexing new cards to us at Lawrence KS KOA on Saturday.

      So another adventure, this one with a happy ending. It will be if the credit cards get to us on Saturday.

      One might think that this trip is cursed, but these misadventures are the spice of our journey.

      Thanks for joining us!
      Read more

    You might also know this place by the following names:

    Overlook Park

    Join us:

    FindPenguins for iOSFindPenguins for Android