Making Smores was a big hit, as well as eating them- especially when Dick and Carol bought the giant sized marshmallows! (Side note, we think it was this night that the dreaded chiggers got Jer and Dick. Thank goodness we had brought some lotions.)
The sunset was gorgeous!
We took a boat out on Beavers Bend Lake.
The water was so blue and clear. When we went swimming, you could see down 10 feet.
Everyone enjoyed the giant inner tube dragged behind the boat.
Laughing as we air out our pants that got wet.
We had a great time soaking in the sun. We also concurred some of our fears- Victoria didn't want to get in the lake water for fear of fish, but she eventually went in. Bella and I didn't want to use the outhouse to go to the restroom, but necessity won out.
You can't tell very well, but this was the steepest driveway that I've ever driven on. You had to keep going on the 2 minutes of winding gravel road to get to our house. It was very scary and exhilarating. I would like to say I was use to it after going up it everyday we were there, but I'd be lying.
Hot tub = relaxation!
One morning we decided to take a nature walk to the lake that was suppose to be 40 minutes from our house. The trail was very hard to follow since the white rocks had been covered up by fallen leaves and the trail blocked by dead trees. We finally turned around after 30 minutes for fear we might loose our bearings and become lost in the forest. (Funny story- Bella picks up a stick and says, "Look, sticks are meant for walking- walking sticks." Michael Patrick looks at the stick and says, "Sticks are meant for kicking and karate," (then kicks at the stick with a Hi-ya!) and breaks it in two. We all laughed- I really don't think he meant to break the stick, but it was funny.)
After our hike, Sandy, Jer, and I went to downtown Eureka Springs and explored the small stores and scenery.
Here's one of their Springs. We were standing in front of the stairs that lead down to it.
This is the "Stonewall" behind our house that the property was named after.
We went to the Passion play on Saturday. We first explored their some of their reenactments from Bible. We met the animals.
Moses (We also saw Moses Temple.)
The kids danced to folk music.
Michael Patrick was a ham! Too cute!
The Passion play is a gigantic production built into the side of a hill. At sunset they put the play on.
We ate at least one meal a day at the big table. The last day John made biscuits and gravy for breakfast- yum.
Life is good!