Saturday, March 9, was our grandson Christopher's 8th birthday!
Monday, March 11,was my brother Walter's 72nd birthday and Aunt Julia's 90th birthday.
Friday, March 15, our son-in-law Andy celebrated his 41st birthday.
Monday, March 25, Bob's sister Andrea celebrates her birthday--I won't publish her age:)
We decided it was time to leave Siloam Springs in search of warmer weather. Of course, we headed south in our quest for warmth. Our first stop was an Army Corps of Engineer Campground near North Little Rock, Arkansas. We made Willow Beach our home base for two nights.
The last time we stayed in this area, we camped at Little Rock AFB in Jacksonville, AR. During that trip we picked up quite a few geocaches. This time we found some of the caches in the Americana Series we missed the last trip and a few others.
Since we were in bayou country--that's right, Arkansas, not Louisiana, we found some caches near bayous with many tupelo trees in them.
The campground had 20 sites and all were nice. Our site was waterfront and we had a view of the water behind the sites across from us, also.
After a drive of about 250 miles we stopped at Rocky Springs Campground on Natchez Trace. In the past we had stayed at the other two free campgrounds on The Trace, so it was time for us to try the third campground. This one was just as nice as the other two and was not yet crowded with 'snowbirds' heading north.
Bob and I drove through Port Gibson and saw a few antebellum houses, but the Chamber of Commerce was closed. They had maps of the homes for self-guided tours. When we returned to the campground, we drove to the site of the former community, Rocky Springs.
Some signs marked where buildings stood when the town was prospering, but not much else remains....
...except the Methodist church.
It is still in use today.
Our site at Turkey Fork overlooked the lake.