Larry and I just returned from a short trip to north central Arkansas. I had a teacher's workshop in Searcy and then we traveled to Mountain Home for a little rest and relaxation. We stayed here . . .
It was a great little park with a chance to go canoeing and kayaking, rent boats for trout fishing, or even have a guided fishing trip. We set up our RV in this area.
It was an open field backed by a row of trees and the Buffalo River. It was pretty hot during our stay so we didn't sit and enjoy the outdoors as much as we usually do. But, when we walked down the path to this little area . . .
It was like someone turned on the air conditioner. When you reached a certain point going down the path, a fresh really cool air hit you in the face and it was noticeably cooler. You could feel the cold air off of the river. Then when a cool breeze blew, it actually got chilly. For me, that is. I think all of the fishermen thought they were in heaven.
The river was flowing like this the whole time we were there.
The fog rolled in all hours of the day depending on the rain showers we had.
There were railroad tracks about 100 yards away. Imagine waking up to a very loud noise and not having a clue what was going on. We had crossed the tracks to get to the resort but figured they were probably not used any longer. We definitely found out they were--a couple times each night.
Very little cell phone coverage. I could walk out about 50 yards into the open field and text my kids. But, I couldn't call out. Although, I could get their texts inside the RV. The last night we were there, it poured off and on all night. I mean poured. We had a 5 gallon bucket sitting outside and when we got up, it was almost half full. From just one night of rain. But it cleared off and we were able to pack up and be on our way as planned.
It was a great place to stay. Although, it was hard not being able to keep up with the kids and having that little thought that if they had an emergency, they may not be able to get in touch with us.
I think Larry really enjoyed the tranquility of it all.
What a life!!!!
Take care and God Bless.