Just a few notes on this year's Eureka Springs trip for future reference. We left at 7:30am. First stop was in Sulfur Springs - where Jodi bought the "52 Weeks with Jesus" book. We also stopped briefly to take a picture in Paris at the decorated square. We arrived in Clayton, Oklahoma, at 11:30 and bought lunch at a road-side bar-b-que stand there. We gassed up and continued on. We stopped at a McDonalds for coffee at 3pm in Springdale and arrived at the Colonial Inn in Eureka Springs at 3:45. So it took 8 hours and 15 minutes, with stops, to get there. I drove the speed limit at all times.
Some of the leaves were really pretty, but I wouldn't say they were truly turned yet. The maples were still pretty much green. The weather was perfect. 50s at night and 70s by day.
Coming back, we left at 9:00. We gassed up at Hindsville, then again at Antlers, Oklahoma. We also stopped at a Dollar General in Pocola and got some chocolate treats. We stopped at a Subway in Talihina, Oklahoma, for lunch and ate in the car. We stopped for a coke in Emory at a Sonic. We arrived home at 5:15. Again, 8 hours and 15 minutes.
In Eureka Springs, we ate at the Thia Restaurant Friday night, and on the 4th floor of the Crescent Saturday at lunch. That was a calzone. For supper Saturday, we ate a corn dog and a fritoe-chili pie at stands near the park in downtown Eureka. I bought an "Armor of God" t-shirt at the Passion Play gift shop Saturday morning. Jodi got a silver, anchor necklace at the Razorback Gift shop. We got the kids some goodies at a downtown fudge shop.