Did we mention we LOVE Little Rock? There are just so many things to do and see within a 10-mile radius, plus there’s a fabulous greenway and places to fly foamies! Whether we travel east-west or north-south, we always stop here. This time we wanted more than our usual three-day stay at the Downtown Riverpark. There’s never-ending construction along the river trail there. So, we tried Maumelle Campground for a change. It’s part of the Toad Suck Park.
See below for a POI map, and click on pictures to open the galleries and read the captions.
The Big Dam Bridge at sunset is not as spectacular as downtown Little Rock bridges, but then we didn’t stay a whole hour, so it might have perked up a bit after we left.
Stu airs up a tire at a helpful rest station at Two Rivers Park, which is a short five-minute drive from the campground. Road bikers can ride over, instead. Bathrooms are clean and there is also a drinking fountain.
Art and politics sometimes collide at the Butler Center Galleries, where several local artisans have their works for sale, some at surprisingly affordable prices.
Share amazement for Robert Bean’s Sharpie work on plain brown craft paper…the asking price for this one is almost $2,000! Another one, not pictured, is even more. His work is thought provoking. Interpretations anyone?
Andrea Guidry’s pottery inspiration comes mostly from nature, though she sure has lots of cats and red razorbacks in her sale area as well.
Mark Rademacher is one of several pottery artists with displays of for-sale items.
Spooky October full moon colors on the Dam Bridge access ramp. Funny, the camera picked up green, where the eyeballs saw only shades of gray.
We were so happy with Maumelle, the trees were no problem, spaces were huge and we spent two glorious weeks riding, walking and flying to our hearts’ content. We were happy in spot A6, due to no grass to mow BTW. Video clips below.
New spots we enjoyed this trip included veggie delights at The Pita Pit, and the spectacular Butler Galleries, where there is a huge store full of local artworks.