Our First Real Long Distance Trip: To Arkansas!

To Family in Colorado, Oklahoma, and Arkansas!

May 25 – June 12, 2004

The story of this adventure did not quite survive the transfer of my website from the original hosted site to Synthasite, and finally to here, WordPress, where I should have been all along.

The photos of the Colorado, Oklahoma and Arkansas portions of the drive were lost during the first transfer. The few photos here somehow survived. I researched some details from our log of those long ago days when we had Ol’ Rex, a Rexhall that was our first motor home. I have reconstructed dates for these photos from the log.


Day 1, May 25, 2004. Here we pose on Nevada’s US Highway 50, a very lonely highway, during our trip to Arkansas. This exciting RV adventure lasted 19 days.


May 25, our first night on the road: Bob Scott Summit near Austin, NV on “the loneliest road in America”, US50.


Day 2, May 26. East Bay RV Park near Provo, Utah, a very nice place to “camp”.


Day 3, May 27. Provo River Canyon, one of the prettiest drives I’ve ever seen.


May 27. View from Berthoud Pass from Colorado’s I-70.


An Internet photo of the summit – and we saw no snow on our trip.

(Photos of our family visits in Colorado, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and California were lost in the site migration.)


June 1, 2004 en route to Oklahoma. Open Kansas prairie land and a “Kansas skyscraper” in the distance.


Day 7, June 1. Salina, Kansas Flying J where we spent the night.


June 2, Day 8. Oklahoma storm – with winds about 50 MPH!


Note to self: Stay off state highways I don’t know!
This is an Oklahoma State Highway, or at least I thought it was…


Day 12, June 6. Rest area near Benjamin, TX. We spent the night here after the Arkansas visit as we were returning home.


The high elevation landscape of New Mexico.


Day 16, June 10, after our visit to family in Tucson for a couple of days. This is along US 95 from Blythe to Needles, CA  – 100 miles of pure desolation!


Day 17, June 11. Dropping off the Tehachapi Mountains on SR58 into Bakersfield, CA on our way to Visalia, CA where we spent the night with more family. We arrived home on June 12.

We were on the road for 19 days, May 25 to June 12, 2004. The frustrations of lost photos was a real problem as I reconstructed this travelogue 15 years later, and details of that adventure are likely lost forever. But it was time to have this old story on my FishWisher site, and now, although lacking in many details, here it is!



About FishWisher

Over the years I have posted many exciting fishing and boating stories here, but now in my seventies, it was time to sell the boat and find less demanding pastimes. All the fishing stories are still here! I will now post my travels aboard the motorhome and other activities. I hope y'all will still enjoy the fishing and boating adventures and perhaps peek in on my post-boating activities on occasion. Thanks for dropping in and I hope you enjoy your visit.
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