Taking a Hike

August 6th is a day very near and dear to my heart. When I was a kid, I knew it was the day that my Grandpa Sixto would call and sing happy birthday to himself over the phone. After his slightly off key self serenade, he would laugh and exclaim, “I love you my Sweet … More Taking a Hike

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Christmas on Nebo

With presents opened and food prep for a fabulous Yuletide meal complete, a Christmas Day trek was deemed an excellent way to spend the unseasonably warm afternoon.  We traded tacky Christmas socks for sensible hiking shoes and headed to the Mt. Nebo State Park. The second oldest state park in Arkansas, Mt. Nebo offers fourteen … More Christmas on Nebo

Throwback Thursday – Lost Valley – Eden Falls in December

Abundant rainfall came in December 2013.  Wanting to enjoy the waterfalls of Lost Valley, we returned to the Ponca area for a pre-holiday hike, and Mother Nature did not disappoint! The clear stream that borders the trail was flowing, a definite sign of good things to come. It was impossible to explore underneath the Natural … More Throwback Thursday – Lost Valley – Eden Falls in December

Throwback Thursday – Gilbert Railroad Trail

Earlier this year, we had a day with nothing on the agenda.  Since the weather was beautiful, it seemed only proper to utilize those precious moments communing with the great outdoors.  Wanting to explore new territory, we headed towards the Buffalo River to check out the Gilbert Railroad Trail. A benefactor in the Rails to … More Throwback Thursday – Gilbert Railroad Trail

Hometown Paradise

A quick summer retreat can be as easy as an after dinner drive to Lake Dardanelle State Park, mere minutes from my house.  On any given weekday, it’s fairly quiet and pedestrian friendly, conducive to peaceful lakeside walks. Close to 1.5 miles one way following the shoreline (as much as possible) from the visitors’ center … More Hometown Paradise