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Nov 2, 2016 - Eureka Springs, Arkansas

We sat out by the fire this morning having coffee which I love to do, then decided to tackle washing the RV since it's rare they let you do it at the parks. Then we hit the road to check out some sights, first stop was Christ of the Ozarks which sets off the road about 2 miles and stand 67 feet in the air really awesome sight, next stop I wanted coffee and they have a Thrift Store/coffee shop/medical center we stopped at for coffee and it was the best caramel macchiato I have had in a long time, the thrift store sponsors the free medical...

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Nov 1, 2016 - Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Today we took off to hit a couple tourist spots, first stop along the way was crossing what the people here call Little Golden Gate Bridge, it is a one lane bridge so you have to watch to oncoming traffic and it's wooden so it was a little scary to me. We drove along the back roads coming into a town called Rogers, Buddy is looking for new hunting boots so we hit Walmart, Cabela's and Academy Sports, no luck so we ended up downtown Bentonville where Walmart originated, Sam Walton started in this spot with a Ben Franklins store, and now they...

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Oct 31, 2016 - Travel day

Woke up early for some reason so we sat drinking coffee and watching the news and saw a newsman that used to be on Fox news named Rob Evans and he is now up here in Arkansas. All packed and on the road around 7:40 it was 57 degrees we traveled along Hwy 64 to Hwy 62 we stopped at a local gas station to get coffee and they made homemade donuts so of course we had to try one, YUMMY (not going to lose weight this way) back on the road stopping around 11:00 for lunch since the donut didn't last long, we stopped at Cattlemen's Restaurant which...

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Oct 23, 2016 - Eureka Springs, Sunday the 23rd

Since we have 3 long days of driving ahead of us, we decided to let someone else do the driving today, and we took a tram tour of the area. Our tour guide explained that Eureka Springs was originally known for its healing springs, much like Hot Springs. But the springs here were always cold, not hot, and in the 1970’s they were all shut down for bacterial reasons. Now the town is a huge tourist attraction for its Victorian style, numerous fairs and other events. The downtown area is bustling with shops, B&B’s and spas. The fall colors are...

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Oct 22, 2016 - Eureka Springs, Saturday the 22nd

We lost a few hours this morning, waiting to move the rig to our other site in the campground. We’re still not quite sure why they made us do that. We had to wait until all the departing campers left (after 11am) so that we had enough room to maneuver around. It’s pretty tight in here, and only one lane for both directions! We only had time to do a little sightseeing this afternoon. I loved the angled corner downtown, so that was my favorite photo today. We also stopped at the other glass and wood chapel, but it wasn’t nearly as pretty as...

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Oct 21, 2016 - Eureka Springs, AR

We made it to Eureka Springs at around 3pm. The campground is so busy that we had to take a temporary site for tonight, and we have to move into another site tomorrow (after the folks in it leave). It’s a pain to have to move, but we have no choice. It’s the weekend and they have many groups staying here: A senior bikers group, a wedding party, and a number of Ontario folks who are probably heading south for the winter. It’s so nice to be in a real campground! We are in the Ozarks, in the NW corner of the state. We hope to take in some of...

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Jun 25, 2015 - Opera and Problems

We went to hear La Traviata last night and learned a bit. Like: don't reserve seats on the second row in a very small auditorium. I thought the music was very good, but the soprano could have handled an auditorium the size of Dallas' symphony hall without a mike. We did remember to take along seat cushions this time, so we were fairly comfortable except that their new air conditioning system didn't quite make the grade. We did particularly enjoy hearing the "Opera Talk" prior to the performance. They double cast every opera that they...

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Jun 24, 2015 - Beaver Lake Campground

We found this Corps of Engineers campground with no difficulty: the problem lay in finding our campsite. We drove around the loop repeatedly, asked three different people, and finally found a map of the campground. They had hidden site 47 quite effectively! It is really warm, so we have spent more time in the RV with the air conditioning running than usual, but the view of the lake is great. Except, of course, for the well-flooded campsites that were supposed to be on the water's edge but now appears to be just a floating concrete picnic...

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May 16, 2014 - Eureka Springs

Halfway to Eureka Springs from Bentonville a road sign appeared that said steep and curvy road ahead. They weren't kidding! It was a fun road to drive. I went directly to the Visitor's Center and signed up for the 2 o'clock van tour of the city. That turned out to be a great idea. The tour was terrific as was the guide. Our first stop was Thorncross Chapel - 48 feet tall, 425 windows . It was voted fourth on the AIA list of top buildings of the twentieth century. It is a top venue for weddings in the Ozarks. Second stop was Saint...

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Oct 19, 2013 - So many choices

(To view photos, click on "View all photos", double click on first photo to enlarge to size of your screen, click on "5 sec or 10 sec" to automatically advance photos as slideshow). Saturday, October 18, 2013 - We awoke to 36 degrees and sunny skies; obviously it's the perfect morning for a walk and some sightseeing, so after breakfast, we headed out for a quick walk through the RV park. It's been a busy weekend here at the park. The War Eagle Arts and Craft Fair was held in the area this weekend and the park was completely full of...

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Oct 18, 2013 - The Ozarks Strangest Dwelling

(To view photos, click on "View all photos" to open all photos, then double click on the first photo to enlarge to your screen size, click on "5 sec or 10 sec" at bottom of photo to automatically scroll thru photos.) Friday, October 18, 2013 - Today was cool and sunny, perfect for driving and sightseeing. We drove four miles south of Eureka Springs on Hwy 23 to tour what is advertised as "The Ozark's Strangest Dwelling". The house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has also appeared on HGTV, owned by Albert Quigley...

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Oct 17, 2013 - A View of Eureka Springs

(To view photos, click on "View all photos", then double-click on the first photo to enlarge to your screen size, scroll to bottom of photo, click on "5 sec or 10 sec" to automatically advance photos). Thursday, October 17, 2013 - We spent most of yesterday running errands, getting organized and settled in at Wanderlust RV Park where we'll be staying until Monday of next week. After dinner last night, we drove a few miles down Hwy 62 to the Ozark Mountain Hoe Down Music Theater and caught the evening show of the George Brothers aka: P....

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