Norfork Lookout Point. Overlooking the North Fork River, Arkansas

Norfork Lookout Point. Overlooking the North Fork River, Arkansas.

Norfork Lookout Point. Overlooking the North Fork River, Arkansas

Norfork Lookout Point. Overlooking the North Fork River, Arkansas

Norfork Lookout Point. Overlooking the North Fork River, Arkansas

Norfork Lookout Point. Overlooking the North Fork River, Arkansas.

Norfork Dam, Arkansas

Norfork Dam, Arkansas. Dam number two in our Double Dam Day. It is not a very photogenic dam, and rather uninspiring. To its credit there is a campground downstream, which seems to be popular with the fishing fraternity. +1

White River at Allison, Arkansas

White River at Allison, Arkansas.

Bridge over Sylamore Creek, Allison, Arkansas

Bridge over Sylamore Creek, Allison, Arkansas.

Greers Ferry Dam on the Little Red River, Arkansas, and a change of plan

Greers Ferry Dam on the Little Red River, Arkansas, and a change of plan.

Sunset, Pine Bluff, Arkansas

Sunset, Pine Bluff, Arkansas — Ginger insisted that we stop to watch the sunset. I’m glad we did. It was a good one! Note: the cloud lines were straight, but this extreme wide-angle (180+°) view makes them curved.

Sunset at Sea Rim State Park, Texas

Sunset at Sea Rim State Park, Texas — When it got dark, we found out why we had the beach to ourselves — hordes of ferocious mosquitoes.

Sunset at Sea Rim State Park, Texas

Sunset at Sea Rim State Park, Texas — When it got dark, we found out why we had the beach to ourselves — hordes of ferocious mosquitoes.

Sun, sand, and sea

Sun, sand, and sea — Beach Camping at Sea Rim State Park, Texas.

Beach Camping at Sea Rim State Park, Texas

Beach Camping at Sea Rim State Park, Texas. +1

Ginger soaking up the sun on the Gulf of Mexico

Ginger soaking up the sun on the Gulf of Mexico — Beach Camping at Sea Rim State Park, Texas. +1

Sea Rim State Park, Texas

Sea Rim State Park, Texas.

Beach Camping at Sea Rim State Park, Texas

Beach Camping at Sea Rim State Park, Texas — We had the whole beach to ourselves and 80°F in November. We saw some alligator tracks in the sand, and when it got dark, we found out why we had the beach to ourselves — hordes of ferocious mosquitoes. +1

Cattail Marsh

Cattail Marsh, Tyrrell Park, Beaumont, Texas.

Yes, they are alive…

Yes, they are alive… Didn’t see any though. Cattail Marsh, Tyrrell Park, Beaumont, Texas.

Pagoda and boardwalk

Pagoda and boardwalk — Cattail Marsh, Tyrrell Park, Beaumont, Texas.

Cattail Marsh, Tyrrell Park, Beaumont, Texas

Cattail Marsh, Tyrrell Park, Beaumont, Texas — Day Five. Morning walk to get away from work and out of the hotel for a break. Studying the maps I discovered that Cattail Marsh is actually a posh name for a sewage treatment pond.

Fish

Fish – Toledo Bend Reservoir, Tourist Information Center, Louisiana.

Toledo Bend Reservoir, Louisiana

Toledo Bend Reservoir, Louisiana. From the Louisiana Tourist Center, complete with the sounds of an accompanying distant chainsaw. Video: 25 Seconds

Toledo Bend Reservoir, Louisiana

Toledo Bend Reservoir, Louisiana. Day Three. Natchitoches, Louisiana to Beaumont, Texas.

US 71 in Louisiana

US 71 in Louisiana. Day Two. Hot Springs, Arkansas to Natchitoches, Louisiana. +1

Scenic Overlook on Highway 43 near Ponca, Arkansas

Scenic Overlook on Highway 43 near Ponca, Arkansas. One-minute read, +1

Near Gaither Mountain Overlook, Arkansas

Near Gaither Mountain Overlook, Arkansas — The first major scenic overlook of our trip. This is a 180° Panorama, so the image is a bit distorted horizontally. +1