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Sep 18, 2013 - Harrison AR

What started out with rain and gray skies ended up being pretty nice – and still too warm – for our last full day here. It started raining about 5:30 this morning – well, drizzling more than raining – and it kept it up till we left at about 10:30 for our one hour trip to Eureka Springs - not Eureka as erroneously reported last night. Eureka Springs is an old Victorian tourist town that has its origins in the late 1800’s and is supposedly the only town in the U.S. that has its entire downtown listed in the National Register of Historic...

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Sep 17, 2013 - Harrison AR

We got a fairly early start today, about 10:00, and headed back into Harrison to find the headquarters for the Buffalo National River. It is part of the National Park Service and as the river weaves through the Ozarks the stretch from Buffalo City to Boxley Bridge comprises the park with campgrounds, canoe landings and picnic areas. We hit the park HQ to get some hiking info and some recommendations on what to do along the way. After consulting with Mr. Ranger we decided to head to the Lost Valley area to do a 1½ mile hike to Eden Falls....

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Sep 16, 2013 - Harrison AR

Today was yet another drive day. We left OKC at 8:45 and after a fuel stop, a wrong turn and a quick lunch break we pulled into the Shady Oaks Campground near Harrison, Arkansas in 6¼ hours. It has been a gray day with occasional drizzle and a couple episodes of real rain, but not nearly as bad as it could have been. The trip took us back NE on I-44 to Tulsa and east on US 312 on everything from interstate to narrow 2 lane roads but we made it without hitting anybody or anything – that I know of – so other than a dirty bus it’s all...

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May 19, 2013 - Harrison, Arkansas

Another overnighter on the way to St Louis. Arkansas seems a lot like Vermont with lots of green hills, mountains, and winding roads, but it is much warmer and more humid. It appears that the severe weather is finally going to catch up with us. Heavy rain and possible thunderstorms will hit the area starting at 3PM Monday, and we will be is St Louis by then. Hopefully it will be heavy rain only.

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Apr 27, 2012 - Harrison & About

Wednesday travelled 81 miles to Harrison most of the journey was on the Scenic 7 which is lovely as it is across the Ozark Mountains BUT it was very steep & winding so much so the brakes were stinking by the time we got to the level again. We are now parked in Shady Oaks Campground amongst loads of trees thought we were not going to get through the narrow roads to our site looks worse to get out of. It has hit 84 today going off in a minute to look for the Elk. We drove back to Jasper to get more information on the area to fine the visitor...

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Oct 22, 2010 - Decisions

We decided to leave here mainly because we have no bars on our cell phone, although Dan did walk across the road to the top of the levee and was able to make some calls. Better than wandering down the highway looking for a signal and by the time we've found a spot to park, it's gone. The neighbors also offered the use of their phones which was nice of them, but we need our own. That's how most of our morning was spent, making short range travel plans. This time we have to keep in mind that the weather forecast is showing the possibility of...

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Oct 21, 2010 - Cemetery, Retreat and Hymel's

Happy Birthday to grandson Devin - 16 years old today!! He is one good kid. We had a nicely paced, active day today. Dan got out my "solar dryer" for some laundry. We both puttered, waiting for my loaf of bread to rise. After that came out of the oven it was time for lunch and for some sightseeing. We hopped on our bikes and pedaled over to the historic church of St. Michaels which is covered up in scaffolding for some fixing up. But behind this church is the neatest cemetery where we spent some time looking at old tombstones. When we got...

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Oct 20, 2010 - Houmas House Plantation

We finally met the landlord by accident. He was around briefly to supervise some cable being installed so Dan took the opportunity to at least let him know our name. When Dan told him he didn't know how long we were staying, he said to stay as long as we like and to let him know when we're leaving and then we'll know how long we'll be staying. So I guess we're registered. After all that excitement, we left to tour Houmas House Plantation, something I love to do. I would rate this tour highly, in part because of our guide who was dressed in...

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Oct 19, 2010 - Hanging Out

We still have not seen our landlord. We've seen lots of neighbors though and heard lots of colorful tales. There's one lady in particular, Paula from Alabama, who looks as though she just stepped out of one of those southern movies. What a hoot! We didn't get to touristing today, it was so nice just to hang out, me mostly at the computer. I have had only spotty internet lately. Dan spent an hour or so doing maintenance on our toilet. There's some mysterious calcium-like pieces living in the plumbing somewhere which seem to get jostled when...

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Oct 17, 2010 - A Nice Day At The Park

We started off our day by attending 10:00 Mass at St. Joseph's here in Marksville. It was another gorgeous, warm and dry day. Hard to believe we're in Louisiana. After we got home and puttered a bit, we took our lunch outside and ate on the patio. Soon we were joined by our neighbors, Tim and Marilyn (also known as Peanut) and spent the better part of the afternoon getting to know these very interesting full-timers. We shared lots of laughs and lots of stories and I bet we meet them down the road. For supper we wanted to eat at Nanny's...

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Oct 12, 2010 - Puttering

This is the second day thunderstorms were forecast and the second day it turned out to be a lovely day. We returned to the meat store along scenic Hwy. 7 that was closed yesterday to purchase some smoked bacon and ham and stayed for breakfast. It's a cute little place with a pot-bellied stove and locals hanging about. Afterwards we did a Walmart run which has the distinction of being their No. 2 store. After putting away groceries, I did a load of laundry and made a loaf of bread. Dan checked air pressure on the tires and cleaned up a mess...

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Oct 11, 2010 - Exploring

Today's plan was to drive a circle route along scenic Hwy 7, returning via Hwy 43, stopping at a store we hoped would still be there to buy some good Ozark Mountain smoked bacon, then on to Jasper for lunch at a nice bakery/deli we've eaten at several years ago. Well the store was still there but closed on Mondays and the bakery/deli was closed forever. But no matter, it was a beautiful drive in the mountains even if it was cloudy. At least it wasn't raining as forecasted. In fact it never did rain, instead the sun came out for the...

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