Fort Smith, Arkansas 10/09/2013

OCTOBER 9, 2013 (Wednesday)

 

We had made arrangements yesterday at the Days Inn in Fort Smith, Arkansas for last night. It was a nicer one than in Clinton, Oklahoma. It’s right on the main drag and looks like a lovely little park nearby with a fountain. The river is close. 

We slept well, even though Lexi has been keeping us up watching “The Walking Dead.” We got up around 9:30 AM and left the room around 10:30 AM. Lexi wasn’t feeling well and wanted something to eat before she took some aspirin. We ended up at a Sonic and each got a little something to eat. 

We got to Uncle Claude’s and Aunt Gail’s around 11:00 AM. Uncle Claude had just finished up making some apple dew’s for dessert later. He’s made them for us before and they are delicious. Made with Mountain Dew.

Uncle Claude's and Aunt Gale's Home.

Uncle Claude’s and Aunt Gail’s home.

Aunt Gale's 9 panel embroidery of Jesus.

Aunt Gail’s nine panel embroidery of Jesus.

Uncle Claude's Intarsia.  Colors and patterns are achieved by using different types of wood, a scroll saw, lots of sanding, patience and glue.

Uncle Claude’s intarsia. Colors and patterns are achieved by using different types of wood, a scroll saw, lots of sanding, patience and glue.

Uncle Claude's Intarsia.

Uncle Claude’s intarsia.

Uncle Claude's Intarsia.

Uncle Claude’s intarsia.

Uncle Claude's Intarsia.

Uncle Claude’s intarsia.

Uncle Claude's Intarsia.

Uncle Claude’s intarsia.

Uncle Claude's Intarsia.

Uncle Claude’s intarsia.

After a little bit of visiting, we went into Fort Smith and had lunch at Cheddar’s. It’s a restaurant chain but a high level one with really good food and drinks. We each had something different and Aunt Gail shared her dessert with us. It was all yummy.

Aunt Gale's Baked Potato soup.

Aunt Gail’s baked potato soup.

Onion Ring Appetizer at Chedders in Fort Smith.  The pink is a horseradish and the white was a ranch dressing.  These were delicious.

Onion ring appetizer at Cheddars in Fort Smith. The pink is a horseradish and the white was a ranch dressing. These were delicious.

Lex's Beerbattered shrimp.

Lex’s beer battered shrimp.

Uncle Claude's Chicken Pecan Salad.

Uncle Claude’s chicken pecan salad.

Mike's Salmon and Broccoli.

Mike’s salmon and broccoli.

Edie's Sheppard Pie.

Edie’s shephard pie.

Aunt Gale's Cookie Sundae.  Edie and Lex generously helped her eat it.

Aunt Gail’s cookie sundae. Edie and Lex generously helped her eat it.

After lunch we went to A to Z and looked around. It’s a huge warehouse of things that have been deeply discounted. Fun to look around and see everything they have. They have warehouses for clothes, furniture, tools, purses, and gifts.

Fort Smith Library.

Fort Smith library.

Pretty Woman Looking at Christmas Trees at A to Z.

Pretty Woman Looking at Christmas Trees at A to Z.

 

1/100th of A to Z.

1/100th of A to Z.

A to Z

A to Z

 

We are now back at Uncle Claude and Aunt Gail’s. We will be spending the next two nights here with them. That was our day. Hope yours was great!

 

 

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