Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Still travelin' East...& dodging the S-n-o-w!

Wednesday evening finds us at the Catfish Roundup Restaurant and RV Park.....yep, first it's a restaurant, then it has a very nice campground in the back.

Nice pull thru sites with concrete slabs, full hookups with 50 amps and only $16.00!!
So we pull thru, park on the concrete and hook up; start up the washer to do laundry, then walk next door for an unbelievable catfish dinner.... Yum,Yum!!! Delicate fried Catfish, hushpuppies, apple fritters and hot yeast rolls too!!!
As if that wasn't enough, they serve homemade fried apple pies (for $1.99 each) with ice cream!! We got one to go and they gave us two....they were almost as good as Christine's (Cline's sister)fried pies, with a flaky, buttery, pan fried crust!! So those were enjoyed in the MH later while finishing the laundry:)

We are in Prague, Oklahoma, about 175 miles west of Little Rock, Arkansas. The drive today was in very gusty winds, all across Texas and Oklahoma, in the Tornado Alley. Very flat and very, very windy, making it a somewhat tedious drive for Bob.

Now, we checked and rechecked the weather forecast before taking this shot across Interstate 40. We came in just after a snow and wind storm in New Mexico and Oklahoma and it was clear the rest of the way East on Sunday's five day forecast. On Monday, we see " a chance of flurries" in Arkansas on Friday and now we see "snow" forecast for most of Tennessee and on into Roanoke, which is our destination for Saturday!!! This makes it perfectly clear not to put much faith in any weather forecast! So we'll travel as far as possible tomorrow, which should be between Memphis and Jackson, TN, then just wait up until it looks clear to make the run up I 81 through Bristol and on into Western Virginia.

Still hope to be back in Warsaw on Monday!


Jenny Johnson said...

Would you Wave to Mountain City (My hometown) as you pass through Johnson City, Bristol, and Abingdon. Mountain City is 40 miles from Johnson City, 40 miles from Bristol and 30 miles from Abingdon. There is a great Cracker Barrel right off I 81 in Abingdon.


Jenny Johnson said...

P. S. Awesome picture of the Las Vegas Speedway - Loved it so much it will have a place of honor on my curtains!! With my friends Bob and Molly