After a delightful trip to the Humane Society this morning with my son to look for a
a "playmate for their dog Molly", he treated me to lunch.
Now I am ready to continue with our visit to Arkansas.
We have been to Arkansas twice. The second time was actually a whirlwind fun trip
with Mountain View being the first big stop, then on to MO, WI, IL, IN and culminated
with a 5 day stay in a log cabin in NC.
The pictures I am showing you today, are from the first trip. This was solely Arkansas and TN.
Leaving Mountain View, we traveled to Jasper, Arkansas and the start of the Buffalo River.
We stayed for 5 days at Lookout Mountain Cabins, off Scenic Route 7.
Our cabin was Eagle #3.
I was standing in the upstairs loft area (one bedroom downstairs and two smaller ones
in the loft area, both floors had bathrooms) looking down on hubby who had just
made us a fire in the lovely stone fireplace.
See who is already to curl up and enjoy the fireplace?
We arrived at the cabin mid afternoon, after a walk we noticed fog rolling in.
We did not think much as people in Mountain View had told us about nightly fog,
that burns off early in the morning.
For three full days the fog was so thick we basically hung out at the cabin.
We put several puzzles together. This is the one I started.
Do you do puzzles?
Does someone in your family walk by and look and find that one piece you have been
looking for for an hour?
Hubby is like that, hehe.
While I was doing this puzzle...........
Hubby was upstairs in the loft area building an antenna set up
for his ham radio.
If you follow my blog you know that hubby has been a Amateur Radio operator for over
50 years now.
Suffice it to say, he loves not only ham radio contacts, but designing and building antennas.
Of course his idea worked brilliantly!
There he is making contact with other Hams!
Please note our two very special "kids" on the chair.
The little blond with the curls is holding a teddy in her hand with a matching blue sweater like hers.
"Mr. Smiley", with the ears is her buddy.
Both of them travel very well.
We also adopted another little girl from Arkansas, but not until the day we left.
Which just happened to be the day the fog finally lifted.
You can see the fog outside, past the tree right off the front porch, it was just fog, fog, fog!
Above and below are two charming stores in the quaint town of Jasper.
We did not eat at this cafe.
The cabin had a full kitchen so we only ate out the last day.
I so wish I could locate the pictures of the Cliff House Restaurant.
It sits on an overlook staring down into the
Arkansas Grand Canyon!
Here is the view from the restaurant.
You can see it was not very clear, but so much better than thick pea soup fog for the days
prior to our last day.
Even though we never did get to tour Scenic Route 7 or much of anything as planned.
Those 5 days in the cabin with the fireplace was one of the most restful vacations.
I know we purchased a mug or two for "Cliff House" as I can see it in my mind and
since there are a lot of mugs missing from the trips around the US to Air Force Bases,
they must be together in a box in my closet.
Tomorrow I will show a few pictures from Eureka Springs
a very special B&B in Hermann, MO set right in a vineyard!
You will love this.
Hint: We traveled to Hermann cause hubby is German and I collect RS Prussia or RS Germany
beautiful hand painted rose plates and serving pieces.
I will show you the beautiful serving dish hubby found tomorrow also.
From my heart to your, may your day be blessed.