Thursday, May 20, 2010

Day 5 - Nebulous Excursions

Weathered an intense storm cell that launched out of the west from Oklahoma; knocked on our door last night around 9 PM with lighting, wind and constant rain.  Made for a good night of rest.  New day brings on a fresh day of discovery.  Began our journey to view the Christ of the Ozarks monument that is seven stories high, weights 2 million pounds and can be seen for miles.  Located on the same site is a 10 foot section of the Berlin Wall that was taken down in 1989-90 time frame.  It was time for coffee, so off we went and found a small hole-in-the wall restaurant named Sparky's.  What an eclectic building that was at one time a gas filling station with one bay for auto repair and one for washing cars.  The repair bay had a black painted floor with swirls of red, yellow, white and blue paint ribbons that resembled a Jackson Pollock painting.  We had the pleasure of being served by Sara with an '"i" (Sari) a hot cup of black java and provided us the history of Sparky's Roadhouse. 
We had previously passed an establishment that had peaked our interest and both agreed we would have lunch there before we left Arkansas.  Well, it was time for lunch, so off to "Grandma's Beans & Cornbread and Hot Cobbler" we go.  What a boon!  Met the delightful owner, Mr. Richard September, who came to Eureka Springs for LA, CA.  No regrets!  A great serving of pinto beans, onions, scrumptious cornbread,  and fresh collard greens.  Life is good.  Can not wait to try the white northern beans on our return trip.  And the journey goes on... 

6 comments:

  1. I wrote something I thought to be a bit humorous, but don't think it ever got sent. Being elderly, I had senior's moment and can't remember what I'd written, so can't rewrite.

    Oh Well !

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  2. Don't fret, Fretter, I've had similar situations, but can not remember a particular instance to reflect. Some things do not get better with age!

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  3. The pictures are very beautiful...you look and sound like you're having a great time!! Me and the girls are looking forward to your return home.

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  4. What a fun filled day y'all had! The monument is absolutely breathtaking! I'm so happy that y'all got to go on this trip and something tells me this is just the first of many great adventures for B&B! : )

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  5. Hi,Guys,
    Enjoyed your blog,Great pix! Be sure & come back to Sparky's this fall....Sarai

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  6. Thanks for the compliments and the hot java. Fall will be here before one can turn around.

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