Posts for November, 2018


Rain ! (Little Rock, AR)

Journal entry for Thursday 1st Nov, 2018 (day 35, miles 4081)

Rain again, is that a ryhm? In anycase we spent the day lazing inside our camper out of the rain. Certainly not a day that encouraged sightseeing.

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Clinton Presidential Center (Village Creek SP, AR)

Journal entry for Friday 2nd Nov, 2018 (day 36, miles 4196)

We spent the morning at the Clinton Presidential Center in downtown Little Rock. The approach was easy for our not-so nimble vehicle and parking was easy as the Center has a large lot adjacent to the entrance. We also noticed that there is an RV park on the northern side of the river right opposite the Center. Had we stayed there we would have been able to visit the Center via a pedestrian bridge. Something to keep in mind for next time.

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I40 Tennessee (Natches Trace SP, TN)

Journal entry for Saturday 3rd Nov, 2018 (day 37, miles 4382)

Not long after getting underway this morning we came upon a police officer who had closed the road we wanted to take; seems there was a marathon underway and we needed to detour around the town of Wynne to avoid it. This caused us a bit of navigational confusion for a while, but eventually we found our way on to AR64 as required. By midday we were racing along the I40 northern bypass of Memphis surrounded by trucks and Saturday shopping traffic. Not our favourite style of travel.

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Overland Expo Prep I (Crossville, TN)

Journal entry for Sunday 4th Nov, 2018 (day 38, miles 4619)

The next few days are going to be a bit boring for you readers as it is time I started preparing for the sessions I am presenting at Overland Expo. That means we are looking for campgrounds with wifi so that we can spend a couple of days stationary while I work.

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Overland Expo Prep II (Crossville, TN)

Journal entry for Monday 5th Nov, 2018 (day 39, miles 4619)

Spent a second night at Crossville KOA, the Overland Expo work continues. Note the campground mascots, according to the staff there are 20-30 of these little guys living in the campground and surrounding properties

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Within reach of Overland Expo (Townsend, TN)

Journal entry for Tuesday 6th Nov, 2018 (day 39, miles 4703)

Today we headed to a KOA at Townsend, TN. We wanted to spend the last couple of nights before Overland Expo at a place within easy reach of the Overland venue. Townsend seemed to fit the bill, an interesting tourist town on the north side of the Smoky Mountains.

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Tourist heaven and autumn colors (Cherokee, TN)

Journal entry for Wednesday 7th Nov, 2018 (day 40, miles 4781)

Overnight we looked a little more carefully at the map and the location of the Overland venue and decided that we were a bit too far away from the venue and in any case we needed to collect some groceries before the event. Thus a we changed our plans and decided to move.

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Overland Expo East 2018 (REEB Ranch, NC)

Journal entry for Friday 9th Nov, 2018 (day 41, miles 4857)

The Overland Expo event was noticeably smaller in terms of attendies than its western sibling, however it still managed to be inspiring and we came away from the event even more enthused about our planned trip to Australia next year (more of this in a future post). The presentations (and books) by Elspeth Beard and Simon and Lisa Thomas> were particularly inspiring.

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Our GXV for sale and future travels

Posted Friday 16th Nov, 2018

During the course of this trip it has dawned on us that we should try and sell our beloved GXV expedition truck.

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