Thursday, May 27, 2010

Trippin'

This will be my last post for a few days.  We're getting ready for a teeny, tiny vacation and we'll be heading out in the morning to Northwest Arkansas for the long weekend.

We love to camp and had planned to take the pop-up camper and stay in a campground on Beaver Lake, but our destination is almost four hours away.  We decided the last thing we would want to do after that drive is put up with a bunch of whining and crying while we set up camp for an hour (...and that's not even counting all the fussing Kat would do.) Also, our camper needs new tires before we can go on a trip that far from home. So, we decided to stay in a hotel instead.

Our true destination is Eureka Springs, but we'll be staying about an hour away in Bentonville; by doing so we can save quite a bit on the hotel since Eureka Springs is all touristy and gimmicky and expensive, and Bentonville is...well...not.  Despite being touristy and gimmicky and expensive, Eureka Springs is also beautiful, nestled as it is in the Arkansas Ozarks.  I've been there a half-dozen times before, but not since Shane and I were married there in 2000.  We'll be spending the better part of Saturday there.

On Sunday we'll go out and explore Beaver Lake, do some hiking and probably some Geocaching. We'll probably have a picnic while we're there. I don't think it will be warm enough to swim in the lake, but hey, that's what that indoor pool at the hotel is for, right?

I'm not sure what we'll do on Monday as we make our way home. We'll probably just wing it. There are some caves in the area, so we might see if any of those are open for touring. I have no idea why, but we seem to enjoy touring big holes in the ground.

I'll try to get a lot of pictures. Hope everyone has a great weekend and that all of you stay safe! See you Tuesday!




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5 comments:

McVal said...

Have a great time!!! We like Geocaching too. But haven't in a while.
Bring back lots of pics!

jinmo said...

We went to Eureka Springs on our honeymoon - it's beautiful there! Have a great trip!

Sheila said...

I hope y'all enjoy your mini vacation. It sounds like lots of fun!!

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

Have a safe trip. and honk if you go through Jefferson City!

slugmama said...

"I have no idea why, but we seem to enjoy touring big holes in the ground."

**resist temptation to make a comment, resist temptation to make a comment....**

Have a great trip!! Are you sure you don't want to take my Sis in law with you?? ;-)