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June 14, 2012

Moncur Epic Journey May 2012: Big Dam Bridge in Little Rock, AR

Filed under: Arkansas,Bicycling,Places To Visit — Laura Moncur @ 10:00 am

The best thing about the Little Rock North KOA was that they are so close to the Big Dam Bridge. They loaned us bikes and we were able to enjoy the beautiful scenery without hauling our own bikes for 3000 miles.

Big Dam Bridge Laura & Mike Moncur

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June 12, 2012

Moncur Epic Journey May 2012: Little Rock North KOA, Arkansas

Filed under: Arkansas,Camping,Places To Visit,Teardrops & Tiny Trailers — Laura Moncur @ 10:00 am

Little Rock North KOAOn this trip, Mike and I spent the most time in Little Rock. Mike and his father were taking a class there, which was the whole reason for the epic journey in the first place. So, we spent our most time at the Little Rock North KOA than any of the other campgrounds, yet I have the fewest pictures from them.

Ironically, they were the best campground we stayed at during the whole trip. The bathrooms had plenty of stalls and showers, so I never had to wait. They were clean and because we were in a teardrop trailer, they put us close to them so we didn’t have to walk far. (Continue Reading…)

June 10, 2012

Moncur Epic Journey May 2012: The South and Giant Bugs

Filed under: Arkansas,Camping,Oklahoma,Places To Visit — Laura Moncur @ 10:00 am

Growing up in Utah, I was a bug-lovin’ girl. I caught every kind of bug that inhabited our neighborhood. When Mike was a kid, he went so far as to have a fully stocked terrarium with pill bugs (armadillidiidae) and plenty of food for them to eat. The terrarium was such a healthy environment for them, they reproduced. Tons of tiny, white baby pill bugs grew to adulthood under Mike’s care.

So, both of us were fascinated by the lovely variety of insects available in the South. We’ve already talked about the Oklahoma Fireflies on our trip, but the day we left, we were swarmed with a huge variety of butterflies and moths.

The first, we saw at the gas station in Oklahoma right before we left the next morning. I believe it’s a Polyphemus Moth (Antheraea polyphemus). There was something the matter with him because he could barely fly and let me take a photo of him.

Giant Polyphemus Moth

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