Monday, August 31, 2009

Bored No More for September 2009

You’re back in school and you think all the fun is gone because summer is over. Think again! Get a jump on autumn and have a blast at the 5th Annual Schaefers' Corn Maze, which begins on September 19 and continues to November 1. Held at the Schaefer’s Farm at Lollie Bottoms, northwest of Mayflower, this fall playground has two corn mazes, one large and one small, plus hay rides, a corn maze express for the little ones, corn and sand piles to play in and large hay bales and straw piles. There is also a commercial playground, horseshoes, a little tykes play area, a bonfire area and a corn cannon. A picnic area and concessions are available for when you get hungry.

Schaefers Farm at Lollie Bottoms, northwest of Mayflower
863 Lollie Road
Web site:

Thursday, August 27, 2009

September in Arkansas

First Saturday Flea Market and Bean Supper
- August 1, 2009 - December 5, 2009
Cane Hill College Building
Cane Hill, AR [Photo] 61st Annual Mount Nebo Chicken Fry
- September 1 - 30, 2009

Dardanelle, AR [Photo] 33rd Annual Banjo Rally International
- September 4 - 5, 2009
Best Western Inn of the Ozarks, 207 W Van Buren
Eureka Springs, AR [Photo] 58th Annual Prairie Grove Clothesline Fair
- September 5 - 7, 2009
Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park
Prairie Grove, AR [Photo] Support Live Music
- September 12, 2009
The Ritz Civic Center, 306 W. Main Street
Blytheville, AR [Photo] 2nd Annual Antique Motorcycles in the Park
- September 12, 2009
Arlington lawn, 240 Central Ave
Hot Springs, AR [Photo] Civil War Encampment at Reed's Bridge Battlefield
- September 12 - 13, 2009
Hwy. 161, Reed's Bridge Battlefield
Jacksonville, AR [Photo] 65th Annual Four States Fair & Rodeo
- September 18 - 27, 2009
Four States Fairgrounds
Texarkana, AR [Photo] 21st Annual Mountainfest
- September 18 - 20, 2009
Queen Wilhelmina State Park
Mena, AR [Photo] 11th Annual Pumpkins and More Harvest Festival
- September 25, 2009 - October 31, 2009
2 miles north of Quitman on Hwy 225/356; turn right on Wesley Chapel Rd. and go 1/2 mile.
Quitman, AR

Monday, August 24, 2009

Hot Springs and Gangsters!

We recently spent a couple of days in Hot Springs Arkansas. The Wife and I decided that they wanted to see the much talked about Gangster Museum.

Well the only real gangster part of this ordeal was the fact that they robbed us out of about $18 to get in. The whole thing if done right could have been pretty interesting. However, we were led through four of five rooms with pictures in them - all pictures that can be found on the internet and downloaded for free. In each room a lady would tell us about the pictures on the wall along with asking people to move so people could see the pictures. For you see they had about twice as many people in the small room as there should be.

Next after telling the group about the pictures on the wall, she would punch up a video on a small screen on the wall and someone else would come on and go through much the same things that we had just been told. - I am a little slow but I figured out by the first room who the real gangsters were.

Well, the wife I made it through this and did gain a few interesting facts - but not many.

Then we went down to the new gaming room at Oaklawn race track and let some gangsters rob us of some more money. HOWEVER THIS TIME AT LEAST WE ENJOYED WORKING WITH THE GANGSTERS!

See Hot springs Arkansas!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Arkansas State Parks

Get Ready for Music in the Parks

September will be a great month for going to an Arkansas State Park and enjoying all kinds of music so get your calendar out and make a date. Folk, Bluegrass, Jazz, Gospel, Classical…something for everyone!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Hog Football

Go Hog Wild - It isn't long until Bobby Petrino and the Razorbacks take the field. It also is not long until the ex player of Petrino takes the field with Philadelphia - you know - Michael Vick.

Well, this week also brought out the Razorbacks that are in the NFL - Peyton Hillis at the Denver Broncos, Felix Jones with the Dallas Cowboys, Darren McFadden with the Oakland Raiders.

And then there is Matt Jones - Will anyone pick him up.

We will see - Football is here! - 9 Wins is my guess

Friday, August 14, 2009

Web Hosting Rating and Reviews

One of the things that I like about blogging is the fact that their are many great web hosting sites that make the job easier. That way I can write about how great Arkansas is without worrying about the back end stuff such as is my web site up and running.

Many times though their is a need to find or check out web hosting to get the right fit for what you are doing. You know that company that has what you need and want without all that stuff that you don't need or want. Well I have found that one of the best ways to do that is by using certain comparison sites to find the best website hosting that is available.

Well, that can be done at This site has the means to help you find that web hosting that fits your needs. It gives you a top 10 ranking of hosting sites. It gives you an area with many articles. that help you know and understand what is available.

This site even has a nice directory, ratings and awards of web sites that host so that you can make an informed decision. It appears to be an excellent place to start looking when you need or want to host that special web site.

Maybe you should try this out today. In trying to develop and plethora of blogging sites this is very likely the site that I will use to determine what will be used for my hosting and other services.

While you are at it just remember that Arkansas is a great place to live.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Arkansas State Parks Aug 11 2009

End of summer is coming and I have gleaned many of the end of summer happenings from the Arkansas State Parks websites. - There is still lots of good weekend activities to see - check out some of this - Arkansas is a great place to live.

August 15th –

Historic Washington State Park – Music in the Park, featuring Clarke R. Buehling and String Band. Come enjoy a great country dinner at William’s Tavern Restaurant from 6-7 pm and the musical performance in the 1874 Courthouse from 7-9 pm. Adults $25, Children 14 & under $20 (meal included) Performance only is $15. Please make reservations no later than August 13th. (870) 983-2684

August 22nd –

Bull Shoals-White River State Park – Kayaking Basics and Float Trip. Join a park interpreter to learn the basics of kayaking, including safety, gear, different kayaking strokes and how to make a wet exit. Following the instructional portion of the workshop, go on a relaxing float trip on the White River. Spaces are limited; register in advance at the James A. Gaston visitor center or call (870) 445-3629. The minimum age for this activity is 13 years. Wear clothes and shoes that can get wet. Bring a water bottle and snacks for the float trip. Be prepared to float 2.5-4 hours depending on the water lever to Wild Cat Shoals. All other gear is provided. Admission: $15

Mount Nebo State Park - 16th Annual End of Summer Hang-Glider Fly-In. On August 22nd & 23rd join the Central Arkansas Mountain Pilots (C.A.M.P.) at Sunrise Point this weekend to watch and learn as they hang glide throughout the weekend. Due to the sport’s high dependence on weather and wind, no times will be announced for the flying; however, weather and wind permitting, the pilots fly throughout Saturday and Sunday beginning in the afternoon. For more information call (479)229-3655. Admission: Free

Ozark Folk Center State Park – Celebrity Concert with The Wiyos. The Wiyos’ popularity is exploding! Come see them at the Ozark Folk Center between stops in their current summer tour with Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson and John Mellenkamp. The Wiyos draw their music from as vast spectrum of traditional rural and urban roots music. Their repertoire combines original compositions along with covers of tin-pan alley tunes and western swing. A typical show may include rustic sounds of the 1930’s and 40’s as well as early jazz or Appalachian string band music. The band is steeped in the influence of the great dance bands and house party music of 80-90 years ago. They are sure to entertain you with the sounds of early swing syncopations, rural blues, and the physical comedy of vaudeville performers. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased by calling 870-269-3851 or online here.

Good fun - try something this weekend.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Friends from Texas

Friends from Texas came through this week on the way to moving a child to Vanderbilt for college. It is always amazing to visit with friends and family and rekindle old memories.

It also still amazes me as to the comments that I hear about Arkansas. The comments are always to the idea of how pretty the state is. These comments came this last week as they had traveled up from Texarkana to Little Rock.

My comments about that is that they did not see the really pretty part of the state. The real beauty is in the Ozarks, the rivers, the lakes, the hills of north and north central Arkansas.

Arkansas has great beauty that many have never seen.

The last part of that is the experience that I had last week visiting Mt Magazine.

That is a beautiful lodge in a beautiful setting. About as nice as anything I have seen.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Bluelight Specials!

"This post was sponsored by Kmart. All the opinions are mine."

Kmart Bluelight specials are great. Get in the store and when the special is announced you get a great bargain. When does this big sale happen you ask? Well it happens one day only on 8/8, where you can get Special offers throughout the day on everything from patio furniture, to grills, to jewelry... all at Bluelight Special prices! ONE DAY ONLY!

Is that neat or what. Also is Kmart with it? Yes they are you now have Kmart on Twitter

Did I say Bluelight specials were great. Well what you would want to kno is that there are over 40 great Bluelight Specials throughout the day in-store. Other great offers will also be at only this Saturday.

What kind of good deals you ask. Here are some of the deals that will be available:

* Mens Athletec basketball shorts $3.00 - where can you find shorts for $3. Kmart!
* All patio furniture 70% off regular prices - did you say 70% off - that is unheard of!
* Womens Joe Boxer Flip Flops $4.00 - You should flop for $4.00 flip flops.
* Extra 10% of diamonds that are already 70% off - get your wife a diamond.

Yes those are all specials that you can get. Check them out.

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Mt magazine

First time to Mt magazine nice lodge. Vioew is awsome. Picture very grainy but maybe ok.