Monday, September 24, 2012

lovely weather

If you've never been to Eureka Springs you don't know what you're missing!  Sure, it can be full of tourists on the main drag, but when you meander this mountain town you find hidden delights.

Jim decided we needed to climb Mountain Street and let me tell you it was steep!  When we stopped to catch our breath a car was coming down and she told us we needed a sense of humor to climb the steep roads...we were laughing so much because we are out of shape....perhaps mountain living keeps you young...

 The age of some of the buildings makes them worthy of posts cards, some of the gardens are simply gorgeous and makes you wonder about the upkeep
 Saturday we drove out to Beaver Lake Dam and enjoyed a picnic lunch overlooking the lake.  It was perfect, the kind of lunch I enjoy sharing with Jim.  I packed a couple of sandwiches, some pickles and a bottle of wine

I don't think he caught anything
 On the way home we drove through town climbing ever higher to the overlook.  Did you know some of the streets have mirrors so you can check for oncoming traffic?  We stayed at a Bed and Breakfast a few years back and we located it and remembered climbing the hill in the rain!  Laughing the whole time...

Crescent Hotel from the overlook

Boo has been giving us a worrisome time.  Found some fleas and I do think he's allergic to the bites.   I haven't seen a flea in several days but he's still scratching and licking.  Calamine lotions and TLC.  He seems better today but it's the nights that are a trial.

Tomorrow we head to the Fog Doctor in Searcy

I will miss this city but Jim put in his resume to work camp next year so perhaps we'll be back for an extended stay next summer.