Day 3 brought some unexpected travel conditions. We hit rain for awhile, and had to drive about 14 miles of dark and windy roads through some mountains (didn’t know Arkansas had those) to get to our campsite. Our hearts sank as we passed a sign that said “Crooked and steep road for 3 miles.” Like why? Needless to say we made it alive. We stayed in Redding State Park in the Ozarks of Arkansas.
Traveling cross country and camping out with this guy has been a dream. It’s also been challenging. We have our little arguments here and there, but I’m grateful for this opportunity for us to grow closer to each other as we navigate marriage and navigate the United States.
Our campground bathrooms have been presentable. You’re never alone because there’s always a spider crawling around or a giant moth dive bombing you. We had a great night sleep, but got hammered by a thunderstorm in the middle of the night. Heavy rain and loud thunder woke us, but Phoebe was of course still passed out. Luckily, our awesome tent kept us perfectly dry and safe.
As we were leaving, we passed a group of kids playing a game of tag as their parents cooked breakfast over the campfire. It was refreshing to see kids coming up with creative ways to spend their time outside in nature and not on an iPad or in front of a TV. It’s so hard to not get sucked into the world of technology.