Blogs from Heber Springs, Arkansas, United States, North America

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Today Jim Hunt and Mike were going to go trout fishing on the Little Red River, while Jim Kribs, Don and I were going to do some local riding. We took off for a place called Fairview Bay, thinking it would be a bay on the big lake and we could find a restaurant on the water to have lunch, but nooooo, there was no place on water and no place open other than a Mexican place called El Poblano. We ate a rather mediocre lunch there, before doing some grocery shopping and heading back to the cabin. Jim and Mike had better luck. They went fishing on the Little Red River with a guide out of Pangburn, AR. The little Red River is a world class trout fishing river and they caught somewhere between 35 ... read more
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We got a relatively early start from the Chase Hotel, which is on the west side of St. Louis. In order to get out of the big city, we took I-55 for about 35 miles to the town of Festus, MO where we got on US 67 southbound. 67 is a four lane road and the further south we rode the less traffic there was. It became a very enjoyable road winding through the southern Missouri Ozarks. We rode 67 into Arkansas and then took US 62 west to the town of Pocahontas, where we took a lengthy break to cool down and rehydrate for the next leg of the trip. Since Heber Springs is in a dry county, we stopped at a Walmart in Poplar Bluff to pick up some beer and liquor for ... read more
Pocahontas, AR Gas Stop
Picking Up Liquor at Walmart
Soaking wet After the Thunderstorm

North America » United States » Arkansas » Heber Springs October 13th 2014

Once again, the forecast for Monday was for even worse weather, thunderstorms and showers all day. We awoke and found that the forecast was sure accurate this time. We all kind of figured we would be spending the whole day inside. When the thunderstorms starting rumbling through the valley, it looked like the lightning was even with our level. The original plan to come here was to have this great base camp cabin to stay in and spend 3 days riding around this gorgeous country, checking out all the local sites. But that was not to be thanks to our bad luck continuing with the weather. We settled in for a full day of BS'ing. There was a playoff baseball game on this evening and we watched that while eating our frozen pizzas. Ray took charge ... read more
The Brothers
Don relaxing On A Lazy Day at Trout Haven
Don, Ray and Jim

North America » United States » Arkansas » Heber Springs October 12th 2014

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 ... read more
The Great Room
View of the Great Room
Log Construction

North America » United States » Arkansas » Heber Springs October 11th 2014

Well, it looks like we are going to have bad weather for this whole trip. We left Wildwood, MO in pretty good weather, but just like yesterday, the second half of the trip turned into a rainy ride. We stopped in a very scenic little town called Calico Rock for lunch, but there aren't going to be many pictures since it was pouring when we were there. We ate lunch at a place called the White River Café. Since the special was a Cajun Catfish Dinner, Ray and I ordered it. Well, I guess we now knew we were in the south and these Chicagoans would have to learn to relax and cool our heels because nothing was going to happen fast. It took over 45 minutes for the food to come out. We got to ... read more
Is It Lunch Time Yet?




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