Sunday, November 21, 2010

Steel Creek Part One

Some pictures from our time in Arkansas.

We arrived on Sunday, checked out the cabin, and went for a hike in the Lost Valley. Doesn't that cabin look great?!

There's a cave. It was really dark. As it is in a cave. Forgot about that. Luckily, Steve had a flashlight in his glove compartment. Luckily, he drove. Unluckily, the batteries were on their very last leg. Luckily, my camera has a flash...

Inside the cave. I actually have some fun pictures of Cowboy AND me in the cave, but you know how he is about pictures on the internet... (heavy sigh)

This is me inside a hollow tree.

This is what happens sometimes when people take a long time to take my picture. (Karen, don't you know the girl I look like in this picture? The Runaway Bride?)

Or when I'm thinking of Karen..

There is an Elk Reserve in the area. There were a lot of elk. The zoom on my camera doesn't really capture them the way I wished it would.

However, it doesn't really work to take a picture through binoculars...

We went to dinner at the Ozark Cafe, in Jasper, AR. It was established in 1909. Sadly, they no longer have karaoke. Happily, their chicken fried steak is still delicious. Sadly, we didn't leave room for the cobbler. Happily, we got to see some really odd looking local folk...

The next day we went for a hike to Whitaker Point. Some people call it Hawksbill Crag. I don't know why it has two names. Nor do I know who Whitaker was.

Most of the leaves were off the trees, but I still thought it was beautiful. I liked the way the leaves that had fallen off, showed through the bare branches of the other trees. See?

More tomorrow.


  1. Beautiful and HILARIOUS! Taking a pic through binoculars? Classic Sohailah. :-)

  2. Cute cabin. I love it when you mention me in your blog posts!

  3. that cabin looks divine! such a retreat.

  4. Why you're just havin' a grand ol' time, aren't you!
    Happy Thanksgiving!