United States of America ·
5 Days ·
17 Moments ·
21 November 2016
When in Bentonville, it's all about Walmart.
They also have incredible walking and biking trails. We took a stroll down the Art Trail.
Today's hotel is the 21C Museum Hotel. It's fun!
We head to Bentonville today where Alice Walton has built Crystal Bridges - a museum to house her American Art Collection. It's huge, it's beautiful and it's free (unless you are a Walmart shopper, then you helped pay for it). These are some of my favorites.
20 November 2016
Historic downtown Eureka Springs.
I love the shop windows!
Next we take a short 1 mile hike around Black Bass Lake just to get a little activity in.
We sleep late and enjoy our treehouse all morning. First stop today is Thorncrown Chapel built by one of Frank Lloyd Wright's apprentices. We make it in the nick of time before they close it for a wedding. Every trip we get a bride!
19 November 2016
At night, we have a visitor! Two actually.
We head to our treehouse and check in. I love this place! If you come here, you must stay here.
We move on to quaint Eureka Springs. Vic will not get the chance to attend a hoedown since it is off season. Even the Harley dealer is victorian. We do a hike around the top of the town.
We arrive in Eureka Springs and Vic will not miss out on the chance to see the Christ of the Ozarks- 65.5 feet of Jesus with a whole theme village around him - mostly closed at this time of year. But we visit the Bible museum and the Jerusalem chapel full of manger scenes and Vic starts his Christmas shopping at the gift shop! Oh and they were setting up a whole field of artificial Christmas trees.
On Saturday morning, I got up early and went to the farmers' market in the square. That meant Vic got to enjoy breakfast in bed. Then it was a road trip to Eureka Springs. That's Vic enjoying some beef jerky on the porch of the country store.
18 November 2016
Friday evening Fayetteville turned on the lights in the square. There is a Christmas parade along with it. It was super cold and windy so we took refuge in the library and saw there great book tree. Dinner was at Hugo's which I believe was the best hamburger I ever had.
Vic has short UA visit Friday morning. Then we head to Devil's Den State Park for some hiking.
17 November 2016
While Vic works, I go to the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks. It was small but provided much inspiration for my yard. I really liked the concrete garden train!
I arrived in Arkansas on Thursday afternoon but Vic was working. He picked me up looking like an Uber driver. We grabbed a quick sandwich and I dropped him off at the University of Arkansas. I headed to our hotel in downtown Fayetteville. That is not the hotel, just one of the old buildings.