…the people in Arkansas. No, seriously, they’re awesome. We had a great chat at lunch with some really interesting people, including two waiters (one a former math professor at University of Northern Iowa) and a family that asked all about our trip and our future plans. Throughout the course of our meal, every single person in the restaurant came and asked us about our trip (when you drop the phrase, “34 states in 19 days,” word travels fast!) which we thought was really nice and social and awesome. We love talking about the trip. I mean, we are now experts at the trip, so… Anyway, if you want to go to the diner (which we would all recommend strongly – mention that you were sent there by the Road Trip kids!) it’s called Duffer’s, and it’s located in Bella Vista, Arkansas. Really wonderful place. Here’s their Facebook page: http://m.facebook.com/pages/Duffers-Cafe/241513375950?id=241513375950&_rdr which includes the address and a phone number. If you are in the area, GO. It’s worth it.
In other news, we are almost to Little Rock, Arkansas. This is indeed our 34th state so far, which is weird to think about. We have been hitting states steadily for a few days now – good to be moving fast again.
Life is good in the car. We have gotten very good with an atlas and GPS, which is harder than it seems to use. The navigation team is getting quite good and fast, though, which is helpful for the drivers. Days have been fairly cool (a nice change from the blazing heat of the southwest) and fairly short, other than our new longest day of the trip, what I’m calling “The Long Road to Haul.” (If you’ve done enough flash gaming, you might even understand that.)
Speaking of gaming, remember Runescape? Well… I’m playing Runescape again. So is Fred. It’s really fun, but I realized quickly that the game has gotten a lot more complicated than the Runescape I remember. To make things worse, I forgot the controls.
Well, tonight’s hotel looks nice enough – maybe I’ll write a longer post later. Remember, we welcome comments and followers!
As always, thanks for reading.