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I grew up as an only child... but today I have a large family with 4 grown children, 7 grandchildren and #8 on the way! I spent 30 years in the IT industry. I am now on disability after suffering a stroke in February of '09 and hoping to make the best of my situation by traveling full time in an rv with my wife and my 6 year old granddaughter that we are raising.
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
We took our first trip this past weeknd to Village Creek State Park.  It is just southeast of Wynne, AR.  It is a beautiful park with two lakes - Lake Dunn and Lake Austelle.  The park consists of three different rv parking areas with one being geared towards those with horses.  The visitors center has a nice gift shop and a theater room that shows films on "The Trail of Tears", and the history of the park as well as other state parks. 

This was a "learning" trip for us.  We couldn't get our stove, the hot water heater, or the antenna to work.  We believe this is mainly operator error - lol.  Also the microwave was a little flaky.  We realized that our sewer hose wasn't long enough so we just used the bathhouse across the road and let our grey water tank hold until we got ready to leave.  Then we just backed up and then let our tank drain with the short hose.  We have decided to take our rv to a dealer and let them go through it and show us how to use the gas appliances since we really didn't want to mess with it too much and blow ourselves up. 

In light of all the little "issues" we had, and the fact that it thunderstormed with tornado warnings all weekend, we felt it was an ok first trip.  Here are some pictures we took on Sunday morning after the rains stopped.

Grandbaby Blayke watching Grandpa fish on her first camping trip.

Tatianna tring to catch a fish.

Grandpa baiting the hook.

Me Mark and Tatianna at the fishing hole.

Tatianna testing the water.

Tatianna trying to decide to go for it.

Sweet baby Blayke enjoying the sunshine. (And her Binky :)

The Visitor's Center at Village Creek State Park. Wynne, AR.  It also has a Discovery Room Museum. 

The swimming hole just down from our RV.  A beautiful site. :)

Our Rv in the distance from the swimming hole. The playground and bath house are just to the left.  It was a great spot to park.

Our RV amongst the beautiful trees in a nice pull through site.


Tonya @ Live the Adventure said...

Looks like a beautiful and relaxing place to visit! What a great way to spend your first trip!Blessings!:)

Melissa said...

Looks like everyone had fun including Mark. I will write it in my camping notebook for future reference. Thanks for posting!!

American Daze said...

Can't wait to see where your next trip takes you....That does look like a nice place!..The fish pictures??...lol


Anonymous said...

Great pictures! We know all too well of the difficulty of finding useful information on new camping/park sites online. We hope you'll find our RV Park review site (http://www.rvparking.com) useful for planning your next RV outing.

Here's our listing for the Village Creek State Park that you mentioned above. It looks like no one has reviewed it yet. We'd really appreciate it if you took a few moments to add your thoughts.


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