Saturday, 07 June, 2003

Driving to Eureka Springs

Austin to Eureka Springs, Arkansas is approximately 550 miles.  That's 550 miles of mostly nothing once you get out of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex area.  There's a lot of beautiful country, though, through central Oklahoma and western Arkansas.  Most surprising to me was that I had continuous digital phone service for the entire drive.  I had Sprint coverage until I headed east from Springdale, AR.  Here in Eureka I'm on digital roam, but have a very strong signal.

I'll be here for two weeks helping out my brother while he's recovering from his recent heart surgery.  My younger brother Jerry came along for the ride up, but will be taking a flight back to Austin a week from Monday.