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Published: October 18th 2014
From the cabin's deck. It would be spectacular if the sun would just shine.
Jim and Don got on the road this morning and the weather in Fayetteville has improved for them. The forecast here in Heber Springs was for morning drizzle and then clearing. Ray and I awoke to some of the densest fog you've ever seen. Looking out from the deck, you couldn't see 100 feet. It was supposed to clear up and it did around 1:00 in the afternoon, so we spent the morning in the cabin waiting for the weather to improve.
As I've mentioned, this cabin is fantastic. It's called Trout Haven. My friend Jim is one of the owners and they do rent the cabin out. If you ever want to go to the Ozarks, this place would make for a memorable stay. The area is beautiful. There is fantastic trout fishing in the Little Red River and the town Heber Springs is right on Greer's Ferry Lake, a very large beautiful lake. Check out their website to learn more about the cabin and rental: http://www.vrbo.com/88715
Jim sent me a message that they expected to arrive at the cabin around 2:00 and since the drizzle stopped, Ray and I decided to head down the road to meet
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them on their way. I was pretty sure of their route and we headed west in the hope of finding them. We rode about 25 miles and two motorcycles were coming at us and I waved at them, but Don's bike just didn't seem like the Harley Sportster Jim told me he rode so I passed them and went another mile before stopping. Ray and I talked and decided that it had to be them. There were no other motorcycles out in this marginal riding weather. So we turned around and they were waiting for us in a turnoff area. After our greetings, we rode the 25 miles back to the cabin.
After getting them settled into the cabin, we headed into the town of Heber Springs to grab some dinner. We had some great home cooking at a nice little restaurant. Joking around with the waitress, I asked where a guy could get a drink around here. She notified us that we were in a dry county, but said that the American Legion hall had a bar!! Jim is a Legion member and that would get us all through the door. We had a couple drinks at the
bar and were surprisingly serenaded by a rather inebriated woman singing Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You." She made the rounds singing to all four of us, telling us she loved to sing to men. Since she was drunk and not too attractive, she scared us out of the joint and we headed back to the cabin. It rained again that night and we enjoyed some liquid refreshment and snacks. It was a great evening of story telling and plenty of lies. If you have to have bad weather, this cabin is a great place to hang out through it.
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