Friday, October 28, 2011

Mammoth Spring, Arkansas

We pulled out of Mountain View, Arkansas at 8:30 and 106 miles later we were in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas.

It took us one stop at the visitor center to find the only RV park in the area. It happened to be across the bridge, a block away. It was $18 per night for water and electricity.
$2 was added if you wanted wifi.

 This would be the wifi . . . a walk up the hill to the picnic table in 50 degree temps!

After setting up camp and grabbing a bite of lunch we headed about 16 miles away to Hardy, Arkansas.

We found this junk shop. Well I guess it's all in the eye of the beholder. There was too much "new" things and too high prices on what old stuff that was there.

In Hardy, one of the first shops we walked into had the most kitchen cupboards we had ever seen. I quit counting at 22.

We were told at this corner shop we could find some weights we were looking for. If they were there, we never uncovered them.

Both sides of the streets are lined with antique shops, craft shops, one tattoo parlor and an ice cream shop. We stayed a couple of hours and then headed back to the Casita.

Later in the afternoon, in Mammoth Spring we walked Main street and found a few antique shops too. Our neighbors at the campground recommended Fred's Fish House for dinner. It was one good recommendation. The blacksmith had fried walleye and I had shrimp. We both were served pickled green tomatoes. They were very tasty.
 (More on that in another post).

We slept in until about 8 on Friday morning. We loaded up and headed for home, our 8 day trip was winding down. We drove across the bridge and stop at the spring. The morning fog was slowing floating off.

After a stop at McDonald's for coffee it was homeward bound.
It was a great trip.
We traveled about 1250 miles.


Zoey said...

That looks like an interesting little town to spend a few hours window shopping. The water shots are so good that I can just feel that cold morning fog. BRRRR...
double BRRR on the Wifi center. :)

Kevin and Ruth said...

Sounds like you had a nice finish to a great trip. Now you just have to start planning for the next one.

You need to buy an antenna booster for the the wifi so you don't have to go outside and sit in those chilly temperatures to get on the internet. We have two and use them all the time.

Kevin and Ruth

Flat Creek Farm said...

Beautiful scenery!! Those cupboards had my full attention too. Some friends of the Fiddler usually supply us w/ pickled green tomatoes (dill) each year but haven't seen them yet this year. They are delish. I *still* need to make my green tomato relish. Today I hope!! -T

StitchinByTheLake said...

I drive through Mammoth Springs going to JC so the spring is one of my bathroom stops. I always walk around the lake to get my exercise for the day. And I love to stop in Hardy when I have time and browse in the shops. It's a good place to spend a day, but not much more probably. blessings, marlene