Saturday, October 22, 2011

Odds and Ends

Poor neglected blog...I can't imagine anyone is still reading due to the lack of updates. Mom? Are you there? ;) Keethas? Hello?You wouldn't know it by the blog, but we've had a lovely busy fall. We've gone to a few craft fairs, Mule Days in Ozark,
Decorated for fall...
Took a scenic drive to Oark, AR for some delicious burgers
Saw the Wiener Mobile crusing around Branson,
Toured the Coca-Cola bottling plant in honor of Coke's 125th anniversary,
Went to Silver Dollar City to the National Harvest Festival,
Spent lots of time outside with this guy,
Decorated some more, baked pumpkiny treats, planted pansies, bought mums, read lots of good books...Hope you are having a wonderful fall as well!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

On Your Recommendation…

For the past couple of years, possibly longer. A couple of friends have been talking about this little know burger joint in the middle of nowhere Arkansas. Oark, Arkansas, to be exact. Oark lies on a stretch of road that is popular with motorcycle riders and is often referred to as “The Pig Trail.”

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The Oark Cafe serves up a delicious burger that can only be outdone by the warm welcome and down-home hospitality of the owners. We had Riley with us Sunday afternoon so going inside to eat was out of the question. Allowing Riley to stay in the truck while we went inside was also not an option. No problem for the folks in Oark. Pull up a seat on the front porch and they will bring lunch out to you. The father of the owner was helping out in the kitchen but took a break to come out and talk with us. He made it a point to thank everyone who stopped and wish them safe travels as they left.

A big THANKS to Dan and Jeff for letting me in on this well hidden gem of a joint.

He’s a shot of Riley and Erin. This is on the upper Buffalo River at a low water bridge near Ponca, AR. When we have floated this river in the past there would be about a foot to two feet of water flowing where Erin and Riley are standing.