Arkansas Camping and Hot Springs

I didn’t realize how much I use my phone to access the internet until I went without it for several days because we were camping in areas with no cell service. I am binging on internet right now at a Walmart parking lot where we are staying the night. Three nights ago we camped at Mount Magazine State Park on a mountain with beautiful views of the valley below. For the last two nights we camped at Crystal Recreation Area in the Ouachita National Forest. It is a free campground with a table and campfire ring at each site. They have a vault toilet at the campground which is a toilet with a hole in the ground. I preferred and mostly used my toilet in my van. We met up with some people there that we found on an online forum in which van dwellers and rvers post locations they are camping at to meet up with other van dwellers and rvers. The website is if you are interested. It is the website that I found out about the Rubber Tramp Rendezvous that I went to in January and it is the main website that inspired me to be a van dweller. We tried digging for crystals in the river near the campground because they are often found in the area but we didn’t find any. It rained and it was pretty cold but we still enjoyed ourselves. Today we went to Hot Springs, Arkansas to Bathhouse Row where they have these fancy bathhouses built in 1882 through 1923 of which some are still in use as part of Hot Springs National Park. We went to some of the museums and took a short walk in the park. It was a beautiful day🌼IMG_5812IMG_5818IMG_5823IMG_5838IMG_5848IMG_5855IMG_5859IMG_5862IMG_5824