Thursday, May 14, 2015 – We’re staying in the park today but yesterday we went into the town of Mountain View, Arkansas. We walked around much of the downtown main street checking out the shops. Our RV park is a couple of miles outside of the town. It’s a beautiful drive with lots of mountainous scenery. Here’s a couple of pictures of the downtown area of town.
We first visited a fudge shop owned by Mr. Ernest, Stonebrook Fudge Factory and Candy Company. He let us taste some of his fudge, Roy tried Chocolate Cheesecake and I tried Banana Pudding fudge. Oh how delicious! If I didn’t have diabetes I’d have purchased a pound of each. We browsed the shop buying a few salt water taffy and a couple of treats for Madisyn.
We went on to the local Military Shop/Flea Market. That was a cool place to visit and of course we left there with a couple of things for us and some fun things for Madisyn!
Lastly we stopped at this hippie shop called For Mother Earth! I love hippie shops!! Must be from being a teenager in the 60s and 70s!
We found this giant rocker on the sidewalk and of course immediately thought Photo Op!! Roy wouldn’t climb into it but I did real fast.
Making our way down this little alley way we came across the lovely Pickin Square. Really pretty place with blooming flowers, lots of benches and a gazebo in the middle from which beautiful sounds of music were coming! How very super cool, quaint, peaceful and happy this was!
The weather was beautiful again yesterday and the breeze was nice and cool. We sat and listened while the musicians played several songs. Can’t say how I like this quaint little town. I could easily live here and come hear these folks every day. Seems like different folks come every day and play for as long as they want to. If we didn’t need to get on to zip lining I’d have stayed much longer. We will definitely come back again to sit and enjoy this folk music in town! Here’s pictures of the pickin and a video!
Our friend, Elizabeth Halpin Smith, told us that there was a bench in the park in honor of her father in law, Donnie Smith, who played music here before he passed away. We saw that bench today and asked the musicians if any of them knew Donnie. Some did and they said he was a great musician! It’s kind of neat to connect our Louisiana life with things in other states! Here’s a picture of his bench.
Roys outside working on his fly fishing rod so he can do some fishing now that the river’s gone down!
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