Someone called the police when I camped at a Walmart for one night. They claimed I was there for three days. Someone was either very confused or lying. The police officer was cool and loved my van. Someone else called the police on me when I was at a gym. They claimed they saw a suspicious man with a duffel bag. They didn’t mention they I was walking out of a gym. They police officer laughed and said “have a nice day.” White vans have a stigma. People see them and get spooked. This reduces the “stealth” factor of my home sometimes.
Anyway, I wanted to head to little rock. I’m not sure why. I’ve kinda just been drifting around. I stopped at Hot Springs National Park. It’s a small park, but it has some pretty cool trails and nice views.
There’s a really high tower you can go up.
When I got to Little Rock, I met a pretty girl named Casie. We hung out on a bridge that was supposed to have lights all over it. The lights never lit up. We snacked on almond butter and chocolate syrup. This was me trying run back after setting the camera timer.
We also went to see some bands at White Water Tavern. Becoming Elephants was my favorite band there. Check them out. This venue has a sweet set up and apparently it’s been around forever.
I explored some parks around Little Rock for a while.
Lots of stray dogs here. This pair was my favorite. They looked pretty humorous together. Reminded me of Pinky and the Brain.
This is a huge bridge in Little Rock you can walk across. It’s called “Big Dam Bridge.”
It crosses the Arkansas River.
I stopped into a coffee shop and met a dude named Matt. We became friends right away and he invited me camping in Ozark National Forest with his friend Colton that night. They’re both Web Developers so I got to pick their brains about my website. After camping, we went canoeing along the Buffalo River. We met a lot of strange and interesting people along the way.
Colton and I jammed a lot.
After Canoeing, we went to Issac’s house. He lives on a huge farm. He was very welcoming to all of us. He cooked us food, and even paid for our tickets at a drive-in theater. This is a serpent his grandfather made.
We hung out around a huge fire at Issac’s house. He let us all crash there and we parted ways in the morning.
I’ll definitely come back to Little Rock some day.
I decided it was time to keep heading North. I’m in South Dakota right now.