Our World: Arkansas Vacation

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This is my post for the Our World meme.  This meme is a second generation of My World Tuesday created by Klaus Peter and is hosted by five wonderful ladies.  To learn more about our world or to join and share your part of the world, click HERE.

Last week Betsy and I were in Arkansas.  We try to go there about this time each year.  We have a favorite cabin on the top of Mt. Nebo which we think of as ‘our’ cabin.  The views from the cabin, especially the sunsets, are spectacular this time of the year.

If you know anything about us, you know that it is hard for us to travel anywhere without looking for waterfalls to visit.  This trip was no different.  We drove from our home to Arkadelphia in southwestern Arkansas, where we spent the night.  We then visited three waterfalls — Panther Bluff, Cossatot, and Shady Lake Cascade — before heading north to Mt. Nebo State Park.

Although we spent most of our time at Mt. Nebo, we did take day trips to Mount Magazine State Park and Petit Jean State Park.  We did some hiking in both parks, especially Petit Jean, where we hiked to visit beautiful Cedar Falls.

We had a wonderful visit in Arkansas, as we always do.  We had some concerns about the severe weather back here in Tennessee, as we heard of tornadoes near Crossville.  We also had some interesting moments heading home as we kept hearing tornado warnings along our route on Friday.  But fortunately we made it safe and sound and found everything in order at home, except for flashing digital clocks because the electricity had gone off.

Pictures will follow.

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15 Responses to “Our World: Arkansas Vacation”

  1. busy bee suz Says:

    I am so glad you made it home safe! Those storms were horrid for so much of the south.
    Can’t wait to see your photos!

  2. MadSnapper Says:

    so glad you got through all that bad weather safe and sound. you know the names of the falls that you find fasicnate me and now Panther Bluff might be my favorite name. i am glad you were still in my reader this morning.

  3. Sylvia Kirkwood Says:

    I’m so glad that you and Betsy are safe! I’ve been concerned with all of the horror of the storms throughout that area! The pictures seen on TV have been terrifying. Hope you have a good week, George! Stay safe!


  4. Leovi Says:

    Glad you enjoyed it and have had a good trip back.

  5. dayphoto Says:

    Gad you got back safely and that your area was spared!


  6. Ginny Says:

    Actual warnings all along your route? I would have been so scared!

  7. Indrani Says:

    You both are very brave!
    Glad you are safe.

  8. Ruth Hiebert Says:

    Good to hear you and your home are safe. I am sure you have lots of lovely pictures. I can’t wait to see them.

  9. NCMountainwoman Says:

    Glad you made it home safe and sound. That weather was (and still is) very frightening.

  10. laveta segura Says:

    Glad you are all safe. We’ll be waiting for the pictures, especially the waterfalls.

  11. Rose Says:

    I would not mind visiting Mr. Nebo…sure liked Betsy’s pictures from there.

  12. andrea Says:

    I’ve just been from Betsy’s and i didn’t see the waterfalls either. It seems that it is Betsy who always post more photos, including both of you in uniform!

  13. Rajesh Says:

    This surely sounds exciting trip with waterfalls and sunsets.

  14. ewok1993 Says:

    nice to hear you both are safe. it’s a scary sight what we see on the news, how sad for people to lose family and their homes.

    i envy you for having a “go-to” spot when you want to get away and that cabin sure fits that for you. i haven’t been to the same exact spot twice in a row, would like to have an old reliable someday.

  15. Sartenada Says:

    I am very happy when reading that Your home is safe. Thank You for the map which gave a good idea where You have been.

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