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The two RV Gypsies in Arkansas
October 15, 2022
USA map showing location of Arkansas

Arkansas (AR-kən-saw) is a landlocked state in the South Central United States. It is bordered by Missouri to the north, Tennessee and Mississippi to the east, Louisiana to the south, and Texas and Oklahoma to the west. Its name is from the Osage language, a Dhegiha Siouan language, and referred to their relatives, the Quapaw people. The state's diverse geography ranges from the mountainous regions of the Ozark and Ouachita Mountains, which make up the U.S. Interior Highlands, to the densely forested land in the south known as the Arkansas Timberlands, to the eastern lowlands along the Mississippi River and the Arkansas Delta.

Arkansas is the 29th largest by area and the 34th most populous state, with a population of just over 3 million at the 2020 census. The capital and most populous city is Little Rock, in the central part of the state, a hub for transportation, business, culture, and government. The northwestern corner of the state, including the Fayetteville–Springdale–Rogers Metropolitan Area and Fort Smith metropolitan area, is a population, education, and economic center. The largest city in the state's eastern part is Jonesboro. The largest city in the state's southeastern part is Pine Bluff.

wellcome to Arkansas sign Arkansas county map
Russellville water tower

Below: The two RV Gypsies in Arkansas

Below: Water tower for the West Memphis
Blue Devils in Arkansas

The two RV Gypsies and an Arkansas sign   Blue Devils water tower

History book clipartBelow: North Little Rock was originally named Argenta, Arkansas, and was founded on April 18, 1871. In 1890, the city of Little Rock annexed Argenta as part of its eighth ward, preempting a competing petition to incorporate. As part of a plan to reclaim its independence, Argenta was incorporated on July 17, 1901, as the town of "North Little Rock". By 1904, the state's supreme court allowed North Little Rock to annex what was left of the ward. It readopted the name Argenta in 1906, only to revert to North Little Rock in October 1917. Evidence of the old town can still be found in the North Little Rock City Hall (built in 1914) which contains plaques referring to Argenta, and incorporates "C of A" (i.e. City of Argenta) ornamental features.

Pulaski County Arkansaslocation of North Little Rock in AR

Below: This was more than just a standard RV Park because it had views of the Arkansas River. The RV Park cost $45 a night but a Good Sam membership gave a $4.50 per night discount, so for 2 nights with discount and taxes it came to $93.16. The park had 61 sites with 50 AMP electrical, sewer and water hookups, plus concrete pads on sites 1-42. (And of course showers restroom clubhouse, washers and dryers all of which the two RV Gypsies never use.) Some TV stations came in, but not a lot. Most standard campground rules applied.

Downtown Riverside RV Park address

Downtown Riverside RV Park sign
gate at campground The RV of the two RV Gypsies

Below: View in each side direction, from the Two RV Gypsies campsite. Their RV faced the Arkansas River.

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Below: More photos taken in the campground, from behind the two RV Gypsies' RV.

Panorama of Arkansas River
view in the campground Arkansas River
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Arkansas River

Arkansas River
United States Coast Guard byulding
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please continue on to the next adventure of the two RV Gypsies Continue on to the USS Razorback, just around the corner from the above campground, plus the Beacon of Peace and Hope and more in Arkansas.


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