While David’s parents and brother were on a service trip to Haiti, we traveled back to Arkansas and took Benny with us. It was Ben’s first time visiting Arkansas. We drove two cars so we could take one to Mom. One car didn’t have air conditioning, and the day we traveled was one of the hottest days of the summer. Guess who had the car with the AC? (Hint: David is too good to me.)
Mom’s still working on her house, but her fifth wheel worked well for the four of us. And we took full advantage of the lake! We spent one afternoon at the Heber Springs Dam Site Park, and the boys had a blast jumping off of the cliffs into the water.
We rented a pontoon another afternoon. Mom looked right at home behind the wheel!
Aside from the lake, we all got in some reading:
The weather cooled off later in the week. We saw a lot of beautiful sunsets:
The boys camped one night at Blanchard Springs and Caverns. They explored the caves and caught a few trout!
While the boys were off doing their thing, Mom and I visited my alma mater Harding University. A trip to Searcy wouldn’t be complete without a meal at Doc’s Grill! It was one of the first restaurants we visited back in 2006 during my college visit.
We stopped by the fountain to see my brick. Mom got it for me as a graduation gift:
There wasn’t a lot of progress on Mom’s house while we were there, but the builders did deliver the timbers the day before we left:
We had a blast and are so excited to see Mom’s cabin on the lake the next time we’re back in Arkansas.