We rolled out from sweet old Ashdown heading towards Alabama Thousand Trails campground on January 7th,2020 (2020 isn’t that wild?). We enjoyed a long break from Gurdy and a relaxing visit with both sets of parents. I seriously can’t thank them enough for accommodating us and Bobby for a whole month ❤️ they’re just the best.
But all good things must come to an end, ya know in order to make room for new good things. So the day after my 26th birthday we said our goodbyes and headed towards Arley,AL (never heard of it? Yeah well me neither but there’s a Thousand Trails campground there so we are going!)
Overnight parking in Memphis,AR
We drove about halfway on the first day and stopped overnight at Southland casino in Memphis, fun fact if you didn’t know you can usually boondock at casinos one or two days for free. You don’t have to go into the establishment but it is courteous, so we did since neither of us had ever been inside! We played a couple penny slots, lost, watched the lady next to us win like $70 (Ha…funny thing is that was the machine Luke wanted us to play but I said it looked unlucky …😬 my bad, Luke) then we indulged in the free soda most casinos so lovingly offer. Afterwards, we turned in for the evening with an early morning of classes and eager students ahead of us.
We got on the road again after classes and made it to Arley by about 1:30 pm on Wednesday. It is seemingly in the middle of nowhere but the campground is really pretty. There’s good cell signal for our teaching, and the staff is super nice so I can’t complain! The town of Arley offers the basics like a grocery store, library, and a few diners and coffee shop. Overall cute small town vibes. Pictured below you’ll find some images of the campground we’re currently at.
We’re about an hour from Birmingham so we’ll try to visit and see the sights there in the next couple days. Drop a comment if you have any suggestions for sightseeing/things to do in the area. Embryadventureco is excited to be back on the road!