Burns Park, North Little Rock, Arkansas (April 30, 2011)
Old State Capital
It was hard to leave the Hot Springs area, but rain was in the forecast again so we decided to head on down the road to Little Rock, Arkansas. There were no National or State Parks near the area so we had to pick a private park out of our Woodall's campground directory. To our surprise we found this Burns Park in North Little Rock. What a park!!!! It is the 2nd largest municipal park in the United States. You name it they have it. Except the dog park and the soccer parks which were banked along the Arkansas River were under water due to the heavy rains. We set up camp and decided to do our touring of Little Rock. In one afternoon, we visited the Old Mill at Pugh Memorial Park and the reason for our stay in North Little Rock. Mike fell in love with it as soon as he saw it. We both agreed that this mill was the best one we have ran across. It was very pretty, serene, and see for yourself by the pictures. We then visited the Civil War Re-enactment at the Old State Capitol where a lot of confederate history was; we passed by the new Capitol; then visited the Clinton Presidential Center and Library (but due to time constraints did not go in); and lastly we visited the Heifer International Village/Corporation which was a very picturesque place. Heifer International helps over 38 countries by training the poor people how to farm animals and other agricultural tasks for survival.