Monday, July 26, 2010

Tom Sawyer’s Mississippi River RV Park

Up at 8:00 this morning and took Fred on a morning walk.  When I got back to the camper John was up and moving.  Today is moving day so we ate a quick breakfast and started getting everything road ready. Out of the park by 10:00 and on the road.


John in travel mode.


Fred in his travel seat.  He was already settling in for his riding nap.

Around 1:00 p.m. we stopped at a rest area and had sandwiches under one of the picnic pavilions. 

We arrived at West Memphis, Arkansas and pulled into Tom Sawyer’s Mississippi River RV Park.  One of our fellow RV buddies told us about this park so we thought we would try it out.  Our site (#93) backs up to the river.  There have been several barges going up and down the river. 


Site #93




John sitting by the river chilling out.


John sitting with Fred.


John and Fred again.

Around 6:00 p.m. the dark clouds moved in.



After dinner I started to write today’s blog and John was sitting in his chair reading blogs when I said to him, “I just can’t believe we have not run into anyone from RV Dreams that we know in all the places we have been so far.”  A minute later he looks at me and says, “Jim and Ellie are here….in this park.”  He was reading their blog and Ellie had posted a picture of this park.   We walked over to the other side of the park and sure enough there they were. They were so surprised when we knocked on their door.  We stayed and swapped travel stories until the weather started getting bad.  We were supposed to leave in the morning but I think we will stay tomorrow and tour Memphis with Jim and Ellie.

Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe.


  1. I just love watching barges go by on the river. I grew up in Cincinnati and there was always lots of barge traffic as far as the eye could see, in both directions.

    Have fun in Memphis. I've been through it many times, but only saw it through the car window.

  2. we stayed there a year or so ago, right after the river flooded it. We liked watching the river traffic

  3. I LOVE Memphis!!! Make sure you get some Memphis style ribs..Go tour Elvis's Graceland, and don't miss Beale Street (birth of the blues)..they have goats that drink beer there...How do I know?? I shared a beer with one.

  4. Do do do do, do do do do (Don't you recognize the Twilight Zone song when you read it?) What are the chances that you would run into another blogger after saying that?!?!

    Hope you guys have fun...wish it was us! :)

  5. You just never know who you are going to run into with everyone out on the road. Isn't it fun!

    Enjoy your stay on the river. It looks like a great park.

    Hugs to you all.

  6. How fun that you ran into Jim & Ellie. You seem to just miss RVDers.
    Enjoy your stay..

  7. Oh how cool to meet up with fellow bloggers in the same park!

    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard

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