Posts tagged with: Arkansas

  • Iron Mountain Bike Trails Arkadelphia, Arkansas
~ Joe Iron Mountain is one of the great fun mountain bike rides in Arkadelphia, Arkansas (USA).  Not too hard and not too easy with about 1600 feet (488 meters)  in elevation.  I had the opportunity to ride the Iron Mountain bike trails over Easter weekend while camping out at Lake DeGray campgrounds. May the......
  • The Best Travel Experiences of 2016
~ Carmen We recently recounted our tales of woe (read The Worst Travel Experiences of 2016), but our 2016 travel experiences were for the most part happily memorable.  So much so, we had a hard time narrowing down our favorites.  We’ve taken road trips, trips across the Atlantic, and loads of camping and mountain bike excursions.......
  • 3 Reasons to Go Camping at Devil's Den State Park
  ~ Carmen Deep in the valley of the Ozark Mountains you’ll find Devil’s Den State Park.  Constructed in the 1930s as part of Roosevelt’s plan to pull the US out of the depression, this state park has stood the test of time and remains one of the best examples of Arkansas’s natural beauty.  We......
  • Crossing The Big Dam Bridge
  ~ Carmen It’s a Big Dam Bridge. So what is this Big Dam Bridge and why would anyone want to cross it?  Well, it is big.  It is on top of a dam.  It is a pedestrian/cycling bridge.  Who wouldn’t want to cross the Big Dam Bridge?  Located in central Arkansas, it connects Little......
  • Ride the EPIC-Rated Syllamo Mountain Bike Trails
~ Joe Trail Loops–Five of the them! If ever you want to take a road trip for mountain biking. Ride the Syllamo.  The Syllamo bike trails consist of 50 miles of single track and fire roads with five loops.  White River Bluff Loop is 4.5 miles marked by green colored blazes on brown four foot......
  • A Weekend Away in Mountain View, Arkansas
      ~ Carmen We love going to Mountain View, Arkansas for the weekend.  Just a three and a half hour drive from Memphis, Mountain View gives us the outdoor adventure we love with plenty of activities to balance out the rest and relaxation we need.  We recently went back to Mountain View for......
  • Beanfest and Championship Outhouse Races
  ~ Carmen A couple of years ago, Joe and I were trying to plan a romantic weekend away.  I knew Mountain View, Arkansas (read A Weekend Away in Mountain View, Arkansaswould be beautiful in the fall so I searched for a bed and breakfast or little cabin to reserve.  Hotel, motel, cabin and B&B......
  • Why You Should Go Camping At Ouachita State Park
  ~ Carmen When I was growing up, my family had a small, home daycare center.  Not only did this keep us busy from 6 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday-Friday; it also limited our vacation time to weekend trips to nearby campgrounds.  Luckily, I grew up in Arkansas, the Natural State where beautiful state parks......
~Carmen I grew up in God’s country, ARKANSAS!  There is a very valid reason Arkansas is called “The Natural State”.  From the backwaters of the southeast to the northwest Ozark mountains, everywhere you turn is a nature lover’s wonderland.  We didn’t have a whole lot of extra money growing up, so family vacations tended to......
  • 3 Reasons to Go Camping at Devil's Den State Park
~ Joe Selling It The Weekend April 3, 2016 stands out as one of my most memorable camping trips with my two loves camping and mountain biking (and you, too, Carmen). I broached the subject with my avid camping spouse about the epic 28th OORC (Ozark Off-Road Cyclist) Annual Mountain Bike Festival at the Devils......
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