Showing posts from February, 2018

A Note From the Road: Road Trip Arkansas - Geese - I - 49 - Bella Vista, Arkansas

Poor Geese Mom!
There is so much water right now that the geese aren't sure what to do.  This is Lake Rayburn, it has overrun the shore. Generally, there is a walking trail here.  But the trail follows Sugar Creek and is mostly underwater now.
Crazy weather.
xoxo a.d.

A Note From the Road: Road Trip Arkansas - Tiree Park - Hwy 549 -Bella Vista, Arkansas

An Abundance of Water

Hi Mom, 
We have been staying on higher ground (mostly).
After the rain stopped, we took a trip around town to survey the floods, (we were careful).
The amount of water dropped on us was crazy - I wish we could send some to California.

xoxo a.d.

A Note From the Road: Road Trip Arkansas - The Plane! The Plane! - River Dr. - Lakeview Arkansas

Brave souls, these.

Okay, Mom, last one about the fishing trip.
It had its own airstrip.
By airstrip, I mean a grassy strip of land with a windsock.  No safety features, no air traffic controllers, nothing.
It was fun watching them take off and land, bouncing the airstrip, even though it was scary.
As for me taking a ride?  Nope.
xoxo a.d.

A Note From the Road: Road Trip Arkansas - The Answer is No - River Dr - Lakeview, Arkansas

Such a rare "moon"

There is an abundance of birds here Mom,
Including this guy - I had seen a picture of one a white peacock once, but this was the first time I had seen one in real life.  I had an idea of how I would have liked this photo to have looked to go but the peacock was having none of it, choosing instead to present me this vista. 
 I believe the gesture is meant to be disdainful. 
xoxo a.d.

A Note From the Road: Road Trip Arkansas: Finding Fish - River Dr - Lakeview Arkansas

It was a popular spot in the river.

Fishing started early here Mom - 
and it was so cute :D  - all these (adult) boys lined up next to the boats, with fishing poles and tackle boxes, almost dancing with excitement while the guides readied the boats.  
It was really quite cold but it has been fun to watch them this morning.
xoxo a.d.

A Note From the Road: Road Trip Arkansas - Sunset from Cabin 7 - River Rd - Lakeview Arkansas

We got settled right before the sun went down.
So here we are - first road trip of 2018 Mom -
We went to Bull Shoals and the White River.   We picked this place because of the trout.  The White River is (I believe) the only river in Arkansas with trout.  (I also believe they come from the Neosho Fishing Hatchery).  Fish misses trout fishing, and February is supposed to be the best time to go. We have a cute little cabin with the old time keys and a stone fireplace, it has a great view of the river too.
xoxo a.d.