On Sunday Erica and I set out on a photo adventure. We had been to Calico Rock, AR back in the spring, but wanted to go back now that things were a little greener. City Rock Bluff across, and upriver from Calico Rock is a neat place to visit and take in the sights. On the way back we went through North Fork and happened across the River Run restaurant at PJ’s White River Lodge. We had a nice (but long) lunch there then took a few photos around North Fork before heading home via Mountain Home.
On Saturday the weather was terrific, so Erica and I pulled the top off the jeep and took a road trip up to Montauk state park. We had never been there, and we needed to get out and do a little shooting.
On the way up, we just happened across Bo’s Hollow, just before they closed, so we took a few minutes to look around there.
We decided to go to the Balloon glow in Ozark Friday night, but Erica had to work until 6:30, making it difficult to drive/park/walk and get to the event in time to see anything. We elected to take the airplane and shave a few minutes by having Erica meet me at the West Plains airport as soon as she got off work. It worked terrifically, we were off, made good time in the air and got to the event in time to get a bite to eat before the balloons were inflated.
On the way back, I climbed up to 7,500 ft to see if we could see any shooting stars or anything. Unfortunately, the high humidity muck was still obscuring the sky a bit at that altitude. We did a bit of an ear-popping descent into Willow after th climb, but it was worth it.