Monday, July 27, 2009

Lobo Landing resort - Excellent place

It is always fun to find a quick retreat from real life that is close to home. That is what I found recently in a Family outing to the Little Red River just outside of Heber Springs.

I found a cabin at Lobo Landing Resort and chose to stay in a cabin with river front view. The cabin is up and off the river but the river is accessible by just walking down a slope to the river.

I had no clue about the fishing but my son-in-law and daughter love to fish and got into it really well. Son-in-law did some fly fishing and wading. I waded and fished with rod and reel first evening.

Second day we took a boat out for half a day and really enjoyed the river. Son-in-law caught three and the rest of us caught none. Is he lucky or is he good.

Later that night he caught two more from the dock.

All of this is to say that Lobo Landing is a great get away for a short trip from the realty of life. I will be going back soon.

Nothing better than a cool fog on the River - even at midday in July.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Arkansas State Parks

This is a beautiful time to visit Arkansas. Yes, the daytime temperatures get a little hot and muggy but the sites are beautiful.

One of the great things in Arkansas is the State Park system. Take a look at the Parks in Arkansas and come visit this year. You will be glad that you did.

Just as the waterfall to the right streams over the site of the hills so will your appreciation for what Arkansas has to offer. This is just one of the many wonderful sites that you can see that will make you want to come back year after year.

Visit Arkansas and find out what you have been missing.

Evian Water Commercial - good Stuff!

Read about this commercial on several sites and thought it was worth reposting. Evian Water has put this together. Pretty good stuff. Enjoy.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Amazing Hummingbirds!

Hummingbirds are one of the most fascinating creatures I have ever seen. They fly at amazing speeds, they hover in one position easily and they seem very curious.

The best way to observe these marvelous creatures is to attract them to your back yard and even to your very own back porch. The way to do that is to find out where to get the best hummingbird feeders you can find.

I have had feeders in my yard for several years now and look forward to the annual migration to have the birds show up and start feasting on the feeders that I have in my yard. Most of my feeders are placed just off of the back porch so that I can stand in the window and watch the birds without being seen.

However, some years I make it a habit to stand real close to the feeders and let the birds get used to me being around. This allows me sometimes to get great views of the birds from a close distance. Again, the only thing that I can say is - fascinating. This is a marvelous creature that everyone should be viewing if they have the opportunity.

4th of July

The Fourth of July is a fun Holiday with all of the fireworks, cookouts and swimming and boating.

However, in Arkansas the fourth of July is also a dangerous holiday. There are always fireworks accidents that could be avoided with parental supervision.

There are swimming and boating accidents that are rooted many times in the abuse of alcohol. Don't drink and drive a boat or car. Don't drink and swim -- you do dumb stuff.

Take care and have a happy fourth of July holiday.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Cash4Gold - Wants U S to sell the federal gold reserves

Will the United States sell the federal gold reserves? Who knows but to know the rest of the story everyone should read the news as it broke in this press release recently. At that press release the world was informed that the United States may be looking at selling its gold reserve to help the economic problems of the country.

After that press conference Cash4Gold, America's #1 buyer of precious metals direct from the general public, announced an offer to purchase the U.S. national gold reserve for $240 billion! How wild is that the treasury said that they felt the intrinsic value of the gold reserves was worth about $2oo million. Then comes the offer for $240 million. Of course the value the government put on the gold is the simple market price for gold times the number of ounces of gold in inventory.

Cash4Gold sounds like they know how to make money from this. Just imagine that they take the gold and put artistic value to the gold and - wow - it is worth a ton of money. Sounds like they know how to do what can be done with gold.

What is even more interesting is that right now for a limited time they are offering to buy individual's gold for 20% added if received before the 4th. Not much time left. You must hurry! I am sure you have that unused gold just waiting to turn into cash.

Get in on the deal as quick as you can. Everyone is doing it. It is hot as fire.