We started our day by visiting Ozark National Scenic Riverways:
We drove down to visit Big Spring:
Big Spring releases over 3,400 gallons per second. The flow dissolves 175 tons of limestone per day, which colors the water blue-green:
Back at the RV, I discovered a bubble in one of the RV tires:
I swapped in the spare:
We continued west to Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield:
The site preserves the failed attempt of the Confederacy to secure Missouri for the South:
After the failure at Wilson’s Creek, Southern forces retreated to Arkansas, where they were finally defeated at our next stop, Pea Ridge National Military Park:
We continued to Bentonville, Arkansas:
It was here that Sam Walton opened his first variety store. The store is now the Walmart Museum:
We think of Walmart as a free campground that happens to sell stuff. Turns out housing RVers is not Walmart’s primary mission:
The museum was really interesting:
We continued west to overnight at Appalachia Bay Recreation Area, home of Motorcycle Island. Fun is scheduled for tomorrow!
See the alternating yellow line on the trip map for today’s drive.