"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime"-MARK TWAIN

Monday, October 31, 2011

Think we’ll go to Arkansas


We have been busy since the last post.  Hard to believe it has been a week since the last one.  The BIL was able to go home late last Monday evening.  After getting him settled, we rethought our plans.  There was nothing else we could do in Jackson, so we decided to head for our original destination of the week which was Village Creek State Park, near Wynne, AR.

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We get together there each Halloween weekend with ballooning friends and family.  We do a lot of eating, visiting, and flying friends and family for 4 days.

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We attempt to roast the perfect marshmallow, which can become a mess to eat.

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Though we had some rain on Thursday and early Friday, it cleared off in time for the annual bocce ball tournament.

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Saturday morning arrived clear and cold.  What is that white stuff on the ground?

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Perfect ballooning weather!

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Inflated and ready to go!

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Leaving the crews behind!

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And the chase is on.

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We go from the chaser to the chased in a matter of minutes.

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Looking back at our shadow and Rob’s balloon.  He found a little slower air.

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The hills were beautiful, both from the air and on the trails in the park.

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It was a great weekend.  Will have a little more information and pictures in a later post.


  1. What a great way to see the fall colors!

  2. Great Photo's... great landscape....appears to make a super nice time...as you said...its the memories...enjoy!!! Horst


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