The soybean and cotton fields of the past 200 miles, have now been replaced by soybeans and rice. From talking to the locals, that will be the case until we cross the Arkansas River, at Pine Bluff, where the terrain will change over to woodlands.
We’re settled in a very nice location tonight. Suzy and Mickey have a nice house on the banks of the St. Francis River. The team is settled in a large plot of really good graze and enjoying what horses like best - eating good grass.
Shortly after we got here, Ms. Jimmie Varner, from Carraway, AR, finally met up with us. She has been driving around half the day trying to find us, hoping to buy a book. Over the phone, I finally got her directed to our overnight location, and she got her book. If she was being graded on her afternoon exercise, she would have definitely gotten an A+ for perseverance and effort.
Another banner day. So far, Arkansas has been a really nice place to drive. The people are friendly, the terrain has been flat, the roads have been good, and the wagon is fully provisioned.