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Beaver Dam as seen from trailhead

Hiking the rim of an old quarry

Eureka Springs

Old Roundhouse

Local flavor

Suspension bridge from afar

close up of the same suspension bridge unable to carry us

Refreshment break at this old hotel/rail stop

on the grounds of Pea Ridge Nat'l Military Park

 

Looking across the battlefield

Elkhorn Inn

It's namesake

Daisy Airgun Museum

 


We set out on a two mile loop hike on a trail built by a local boy scout troop. The trail traversed a ridge - you saw the quarry in the photos. We had a great view of a sports car rally. The more adventurous had their tops down! Eureka Springs is the next stop. This is a charming,Victorian mountain hideaway. It is known for its historical hotels, spas, artist community, and unique restaurants. Walking up and down the hilly street added a little more exercise to our day. Continuing to follow 187E guess what we came upon? The 1943 suspension bridge! It was fun riding across in the Tracker. The old hotel/rail station loomed large before our eyes at the end. It was hard to pass up a look around the inside of the hotel. Next stop-Pea Ridge Military National Park. The park is noted for several things-Trail of Tears passes through the park, site of one of the most significant battles west of the Mississippi, all 4,300 acres are considered to be well preserved historically. Elkhorn Inn, a favorite stage coach stop, also, served the Civil War as a main thoroughfare, carried the Indians on their forced journey to what is now Oklahoma, and served as a communications trail. As we are approaching the historic little town of Rogers, there before us is Daisy Airgun Museum. Now what little boy hasn't wanted a BB gun? 120 years of history is preserved here. I thought it unique the Plymouth Company originally made wind mills. When economic times became tough, one of the officers introduced the idea of making air guns. Now that was a full day of fun! Today, Sunday, we are doing necessary chores. The crockpot is loaded with the makings of beef stew. Come join us for supper-we'd love to have you over!! The refrigerator saga continues...Corky has been keeping a log of temps concluding when on AC the temperare rises to 47 degrees; switching to gas equals 32 degrees. Corky persists with his theory ... off to Oklahoma City for hopeful results.

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