Following on from yesterday - we traveled down the road a few more miles and came to Crowley Ridge State Park. Now this is MY kind of park, it has lots of fun places to explore, paths going off in all direction and some odd things you don't expect to find in a park - like a beach and an open air amphitheater!
First thing to do was go up the steps "Come-on Dweeb - you are slowing me down" We walked a little and then came down some different steps and then followed this cool boardwalk. So nice of them to put this in just for me..... so my feet don't get muddy. "Hey Mom - remember to leave them a thank you note in their suggestion box when we leave and don't forget to tell them about the need for cookie dispensers every 100 feet"
Next we came across this little arch drainage 'thingy' that Mom seem fascinated about - personally I can't see anything of interest about it but she mumbled something about how clever the rock work was and that it reminded her of the bridges in Tasmania. WHAT EVER Mom!
Next in the middle of a big stand of trees we came across all these seats and I am pretty sure I could smell the remnants of picnics and barbeque there. Mom said it was called an amphitheater and it is where they hold open air concerts on warm summer nights - we wonder how they could hear anything with all the endless buzzing. (No not the cicadas - but from the one foot long blood sucking mosquito's that Arkansas is so famous for!)
And finally the beach - well who drank all the darn water!!!! Yes folks - they have a swimming beach at MY park - each summer they fill it up with water and drain it during winter so they can lay nice fresh sand down. As you can see - they have been busy doing this. So there you have it- what an adventure we had and now it's time for a good long nap.