After he finished the run and showered, we headed downtown for the 11K (6.8 mile) Capital Volksmarch. We checked in at Little Rock's Curran Hall Visitor Center located in an 1842-1843 Greek Revival residence. Historic Arkansas Gardens are located on the Curran Hall grounds.
- Museum, Art and Heritage Trail map
- Downtown Little Rock Attractions map
- River Market map
|Floorcloth in Curran Hall|
|Camellias in full bloom in October.|
One of the first restaurants we saw was Dizzy's Gypsy Bistro. It looked interesting. We checked the menu and decided to eat there. It was 3:00 p.m. so we had the place to ourselves.
|Dizzy's Gypsy Bistro|
|The bar at Dizzy's Gypsy Bistro|
|Colorful dining room|
I guess we wanted to eat healthy. Both of us ordered the 8+1 Sandwich. It came with red seedless grapes and a dill pickle spear. Very tasty!
|8+1 sandwich (8 vegetables + 1 protein - turkey)|
|Presidential Park Wetlands with Clinton Presidential Library|
|Clinton Presidential Library|
|Chihuly has an art exhibit at Clinton Presidential Library|
|Arkansas River from Clinton Presidential Park Bridge|
|Little Rock's Riverside RV Park|
|Riverside RV Park as seen from bridge.|
|How do you like this 5th wheel?|
|U.S. Submarine Veteran's World War II Memorial|
Our walk took us back downtown over the Junction Bridge which afforded great views of downtown and the U.S.S. Razorback submarine and two sternwheelers. Junction Bridge was originally constructed in 1884 as a railroad bridge. It is the nation's only pedestrian and bicycle bridge with a lift span. The lift span is locked into place in a raised position for uninterrupted barge traffic on the river. Walkers, joggers, bicyclists, and skateboarders can traverse the entire length of the bridge by riding an elevator or taking stairs to maneuver around the upraised lift span.
|Downtown Little Rock from Junction Bridge|
But we weren't finished quite yet. Bob wanted to go back to Pinnacle Mountain State Park to see the scenic viewpoint on a sunny day. Much better views today.
|The Beast in the parking lot|
|Tall rock walls|
Tomorrow morning we will finish the Volksmarch. Check-out time from Maumelle COE Park isn't until 3:00 p.m. so no need to rush.
Travel Bug out.