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Getting to Farmington. Where is that?

Arkansas to Missouri


View Summer, 9-11-2001 - and then the 2nd time down the ICW & 2008 Winter Road Trip & Bermuda on greatgrandmaR's travel map.

We drove to Memphis
Approaching Memphis - pyramid on the left

Approaching Memphis - pyramid on the left


We got to Millington about 2, to the Navy Lodge.
Navy Lodge (right)

Navy Lodge (right)


The Lodge is not actually on the base and and the only room they had cleaned was a handicapped room, so we took that. There was only one queen bed, plus a sofa
Table and chairs in the room

Table and chairs in the room

Kitchen in the unit

Kitchen in the unit


and had a huge shower that you could sit on a bench to take a shower.
3854485-Bathroom_sink_Millington.jpgHandicapped bathroom

Handicapped bathroom


They don't have any wi-fi so I was reduced to using a dial-up modem which might have cost more than it would have had I just gone to a regular hotel. We had dinner at Old Timers
Old Timer's

Old Timer's

Fried chicken dinner

Fried chicken dinner

Oyster dinner

Oyster dinner

Dessert display

Dessert display

Meal ticket from Old Timer's

Meal ticket from Old Timer's


where we ate when we were here before.

Saturday 19 January 2008

We left Millington (outside Memphis) fairly late - about 9:30,
Leaving Millington

Leaving Millington


on our way to Farmington MO.
Train along the Mississippi

Train along the Mississippi


We drove north on US highway 51 until we got to Dyersberg where we could cross back over the Mississippi to Missouri.
Approaching the bridge

Approaching the bridge

Crossing the Mississippi

Crossing the Mississippi


(The alternate would be to go south to Memphis and cross there.) We were in Missouri by about 11:30. Missouri which has lettered roads instead of numbered ones.
Missouri lettered roads

Missouri lettered roads


Missouri doesn't have their welcome stations right at the border, so we stopped when we got to one about a half hour later.
Missouri Welcome Center

Missouri Welcome Center


They had a nice fire in the fireplace, - nice because it was really cold.
Fireplace in the welcome center

Fireplace in the welcome center


We used the bathroom
Bathroom in the welcome center

Bathroom in the welcome center


Then we stopped at the TA and got gas
Bob getting gas at the TA Matthews Travel Center

Bob getting gas at the TA Matthews Travel Center


and ate lunch. We ate at the Country Pride instead of the Taco Bell which was under the same roof. Apparently the waitress was at lunch, because we were waited on by a young guy who confessed that he was the dishwasher. I had
Chicken noodle soup and a BLT

Chicken noodle soup and a BLT


Bob's chili

Bob's chili


We left I-55 and took US 67 up to Farmington.
US 67

US 67


We were staying at Crown Point Links, which is a condo associated with the Lodge at Eagle Lake. We had to go to the lodge to check in.
Bob walking in to the Eagle Lodge to check in

Bob walking in to the Eagle Lodge to check in


The lodge has free breakfast and a pool
Sign in the Eagle Lodge

Sign in the Eagle Lodge


It was a little difficult to get to the condo from the road as it was limited access. We were using the condo (space available to military for a flat rate) as a pied a terre for going to St. Louis. Normal rental for a week is $649.00 for a one bedroom place. We paid about half that which about what the lodge charges for a single room there.
Crown Point Links building

Crown Point Links building


I expect the Crown Point Links is mostly for people who golf although the resort says: Golf is just one of the many entertainment options in an area rich with history, culture, and recreation. In addition to Elephant Rocks State Park, the historic town of Ste. Genevieve is a short drive away. Thrill seekers will love exploring the Bonne Terre Mine. For family fun, visit the Crown Ridge Tiger Sanctuary. Don't miss Crown Valley Winery. Located in the heart of Route du Vin Wine Country, Crown Valley is a regional showcase. There are many more attractions just an hour away in St. Louis!

We were there in January and the place was empty except for us and one other man. The place is brand new - there were no indications that anyone had ever stayed there before us. Our one bedroom apartment had a large bathroom with a shower and two sinks,
Full kitchen

Full kitchen


a living room with a dining table and a TV,
100_3491.jpgCouches in the living room and the TV

Couches in the living room and the TV


Washer and dryer (free to use)

Washer and dryer (free to use)


a king size bed with a second TV in a cabinet,
TV in the bedroom in a cabinet

TV in the bedroom in a cabinet


a jacuzzi tub in the bedroom,
Bathtub jacuzzi next to the bedroom

Bathtub jacuzzi next to the bedroom


and a patio out on the golf course (or upstairs we would have had a balcony).
Patio outside the living room

Patio outside the living room


There were lots of closets and storage space.
Golf course at dusk looking toward Eagle Lake

Golf course at dusk looking toward Eagle Lake


We left in the dark to go find something to eat, and ended up at the Catfish Kettle (open Tues-Sat)
The Catfish Kettle

The Catfish Kettle


where are choices were Fried Chicken, Fried Shrimp or Fried Catfish family style.
Menu

Menu

Bob waiting for dinner

Bob waiting for dinner


I had the
Senior chicken dinner with coleslaw, fries and hush puppies $6.75

Senior chicken dinner with coleslaw, fries and hush puppies $6.75


and Bob had the
Shrimp dinner

Shrimp dinner


with the same.

They gave us pickles and other condiments too. The coleslaw was really sweet and good, and the fried items were fresh and hot. Drinks came in a big glass mug - I had lemonade for $1.69. Afterwards we both had ice cream with chocolate syrup for an additional $1.50.
Restaurant Check Out Desk

Restaurant Check Out Desk


Coming back to the condo at night

Coming back to the condo at night

This is our last S/A condo for this trip and we will be here for a week

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