Nestled in the Ozarks, not to far from Compton is Broadwater Hollow, a beautiful area littered with cascades and waterfalls. We had experienced a great deal of rain several weeks ago, prompting Kurt to make the 90 mile trip and check things out! The trail, a little more than half a mile round trip that … More Throwback Thursday – Broadwater Hollow Falls
As I have mentioned before, at this time, the go-to book on waterfalls in Arkansas is rightfully named Arkansas Waterfalls by Tm Ernst. According to this reference, there are several waterfalls along this stretch of the Ozark Highland Trail. We were specifically looking for Bear Skull Falls, and, when we found it, took time to … More Bear Skull Falls
I have to admit, there are times when my mind is completely closed to an idea, usually based on both a lack of knowledge and a lack of self confidence. One such proposal that has immediately brought up an impenetrable brick wall is that of an overnight hike. To be honest, in spite of the … More Ozark Highlands Trail
The midnight calls, when anxiety and homesickness seemed to be at its peak, were too numerous to count. It was a challenge for me, a woman who clocks out around 9:00 p.m., to shake the cobwebs from my brain and transform into the peppiest cheerleader this side of the Mississippi. And like any good cheerleader, … More Happy Hug Your Kid Day!
I have to admit that, as a student, I did not enjoy, much less appreciate, what poets had to say. Going through the motions was my modus operandi, struggling to keep my eyes open as my teacher would recite the words of Frost, Longfellow and Thoreau with as much sophistication as her deep southern accent … More National Simplicity Day
Our summer visitors don’t seem to mind the escalating thermometer outdoors, but they are thoughtful enough to stop by as the sun is setting, enabling us to spend a few moments admiring their plumage!
They had been preparing for this day for some time. Many hours were spent reading, writing, listening to lectures and videos, the teachers and adult leaders hoping that somehow, some way, these children would manage to grasp the gravity of their participation. It’s a lot to ask of youngsters; many adults have trouble understanding these … More First Communion at St. John’s