"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

Friday, April 19, 2013

Time to hit the road, again!


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Did we feel inadequate? NOPE!!

Tomorrow, we hit the road for Arkansas.  Our ultimate destination is Mountain View.  Known as the folk music capitol of the Country, it is a music players nirvana.  Just bring your acoustic instrument, stroll the square or surrounding area and find a group to join; or create your own group on any spare corner or storefront.  We’ll be traveling with fellow Casita owners James and Brenda.  Both of them, along with Wanda, are musicians of varying degrees and are attending a dulcimer workshop next Thursday through Saturday at the Ozark Folk Center.   Brenda plays the hammered dulcimer, with James and Wanda both playing the old time mountain dulcimer.  So far, Sally and I haven’t figured out what we’ll be doing while they are attending school.  I’m sure something will come along to keep us occupied.

As we have until Wednesday afternoon to arrive in Mountain View, we’ll be taking a roundabout way of getting there.  Possibly make a stop at Petit Jean state park, and drive some of those crooked little blue highways I love.  We’ve also been told about a little town at the very end of an Arkansas highway.  Population 27, but important enough to have its own highway.  Gotta check it out.


We will be delayed on our departure tomorrow by a little family cookout.  Two hundred pounds of crawfish are meeting the boiling pot at my brothers home.  We will be stopping there to assist with the preparation and consumption of those tasty little crustaceans.  Hope to have a few pics of the event in the next blog….jc


  1. We took our Casita to Mountain View year before last and LOVE IT! Last year we took it to Eukera Springs Ark, and that was a mistake. So hopefully this fall we will get back to Mountain view.
    Have a great time!

    Safe travels.

  2. A Fish Fry and a music fest.....sounds like a GREAT time in the makeing...update with photos...please. Safe Travels...Horst

  3. I remember reading about that music fest and viewed their brochure many years back and thought what a special place that would be! Enjoy those hills....you'll have the time of your life learning some new tunes!

  4. I use to visit a sister in law that lived in Mountain View, but I think that was before it was Nirvana. ;)

  5. Enjoy yourselves! I love the Ozarks area. We spent our 30th anniversary in that neck of the woods, even staying in a treehouse in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. It was beautiful and i'd love to return to the area sometime.


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