2017, Route 66 Journey

07.10.17 An evening in Mountain View, Arkansas – for the third year!

Monday, July 10, 2017 - We have traveled to Mountain View, Arkansas in 2013, 2015 and again in 2017 we are not far from Mountain View.  We would be staying in Mountain View but they didn't have any openings so we are in Shirley, about 30 minutes away. What draws us here is the towns… Continue reading 07.10.17 An evening in Mountain View, Arkansas – for the third year!

2017, Route 66 Journey

07.09.17 Natural Bridge in Clinton, Arkansas

Sunday, July 9, 2017 - Thursday after Roy and I collected rocks in Weaver's Creek in Shirley, Arkansas we saw a sign indicating that "Natural Bridge" was nearby just outside the town of nearby Clinton.  We decided to check it out! After traveling down a very interesting winding road you reach a parking lot at… Continue reading 07.09.17 Natural Bridge in Clinton, Arkansas

2017, Route 66 Journey

07.06.17 Looking for something for the kiddos to do this summer??? Happy 36th Birthday Chip Chauvin!!!

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - Today is our youngest son Chip's 36th birthday.  He's getting old (ha ha) and we're already old!! Happy Birthday Chip! If you're looking for something for the kiddos to do this summer and want to get them away from their video games and phones, try PAINTING ROCKS!!  I wrote recently… Continue reading 07.06.17 Looking for something for the kiddos to do this summer??? Happy 36th Birthday Chip Chauvin!!!

2017, Route 66 Journey

07.04.17 Hot Springs to Shirley, Arkansas

Tuesday, July 4, 2017 - Happy Independence Day everyone from the Chauvins in Arkansas! We thoroughly enjoyed the beauty of Gulpha Gorge Campground in Hot Springs National Park while we stayed there for five days.  I found several nice rocks to paint and left them around the campground before we left. I wrote Hot Springs… Continue reading 07.04.17 Hot Springs to Shirley, Arkansas

2017, Route 66 Journey

06.29.17 Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs, Arkansas

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - Today we went to Garvan Woodland Gardens, the 210 acre botanical garden of the University of Arkansas is nestled in the picturesque Ouachita Mountains of Southwest Arkansas.  As their website says:  "Garvan Woodland Gardens is an example of The Natural State at its best: a canopy of pines reaching skyward… Continue reading 06.29.17 Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs, Arkansas

2017, Route 66 Journey

06.28.17 Hot Springs Mountain Tower in Hot Springs, Arkansas

Wednesday, June 28, 2017  - This morning Roy removed the broken slide motor and put in the new slide motor.  Dora's slide is happy now! I spent some time painting rocks! This is the slide motor This is Roy getting ready to install the slide motor! These are some of the rocks we got from… Continue reading 06.28.17 Hot Springs Mountain Tower in Hot Springs, Arkansas

2017, Route 66 Journey

06.27.17 Hot Springs National Park – Gulpha Gorge Campgroud

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - Today we traveled 168 miles from Lake Village, Arkansas to Hot Springs, Arkansas.  We are staying in Site 28 in Hot Springs National Park - Gulpha Gorge Campground.  This is a first come first serve campground which I am not terribly fond of.  You cannot make reservations and you never… Continue reading 06.27.17 Hot Springs National Park – Gulpha Gorge Campgroud