Hiking the Caddo Bend Trail at Lake Ouachita State Park, Arkansas

Lake Ouachita (pronounced wash-ah-taw) is the largest lake in Arkansas and has over 900 miles of remote shoreline. There are no houses on the lake, and the surrounding areas are truly spectacular. The Caddo Bend Trail reportedly offers some of the most picturesque views of the lake, so we knew we were in for aContinue reading “Hiking the Caddo Bend Trail at Lake Ouachita State Park, Arkansas”

Hiking with My Bird on the Little Blakely Trail, Arkansas

One of the things I have not done a lot of on our adventure is spend time with Little Bird outside of the camper or campground just the 2 of us. We do a lot as a family, and she and I spend time together at home, but we do not usually go out somewhereContinue reading “Hiking with My Bird on the Little Blakely Trail, Arkansas”

Taking a Bath at Quapaw Baths in Hot Springs, Arkansas

There is not much I miss about our sticks and bricks house, but I do occasionally miss having a bathtub. When we were in Hot Springs, Arkansas, in January, the hot springs were closed for their annual maintenance (of course!), so all of the bathhouses were closed. However, when we decided to come back throughContinue reading “Taking a Bath at Quapaw Baths in Hot Springs, Arkansas”

Looking for Treasure in Arkansas after a Gem of a Hike in Oklahoma: A busy day trip

We had a packed day trip to Beavers Bend State Park in Oklahoma and Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas.

Finding the Terrain Cure in Hot Springs National Park

We were really not sure what to expect during our visit to Hot Springs, or really Arkansas in general, but we were blown away with the unexpected scenery and unique setting of the national park and the surrounding area.