Muldrow, Oklahoma to Crown Point Resort – Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas, 10/11/2013

OCTOBER 11, 2013 (Friday)

 

The weather has been beautiful. Hope it continues. We got up a little earlier than normal for us and just visited with Uncle Claude and Aunt Gail. Sure gonna miss them and will pray for their good health. 

We left around noon and headed to Van Buren, Arkansas to the closest Braum’s. Uncle Claude and Aunt Gail had told us where it was. Michael and I had the chicken, walnut, apple salad. Was wonderful. Lexi had some kind of hamburger. Lexi had a shake and I had a shake, Michael had water. Everything was good. Michael was also excited because the store in Braum’s had dried cherries, which he swears helps his gout. Uncle Claude had told him about eating cherries for gout.

Nice church along the way.

Nice church along the way.

There sure seems to be a lot of water in Oklahoma and Arkansas.

There sure seems to be a lot of water in Oklahoma and Arkansas.

After leaving Van Buren, we didn’t stop again for awhile until we found a WalMart. Michael needed to get a prescription filled so we were at the Walmart for about half an hour.  The drive to Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas was long but beautiful. The roads were really curvy and steep at some places. Quite stunning at some points in the road.

Rare vistas in the south.  Mostly we are deep in trees.

Rare vistas in the south. Mostly we are deep in trees.

Gravity and time.

Gravity and time.

 

The nails are the first to go.

The nails are the first to go.

A ton of Hay.

A ton of hay.

Stone buildings are very common in Arkansas.

Stone buildings are very common in Arkansas.

View of the old through the new.

View of the old through the new.

Not many vistas, but beautiful when they appear.

Not many vistas, but beautiful when they appear.

Interesting country home.

Interesting country home.

Lots of ponds and lakes along the way to Horseshoe Bend.

Lots of ponds and lakes along the way to Horseshoe Bend.

Wiener Dog Statue.

Wiener dog statue.

Off the beaten path but a lovely resort. It looks like they have quite a few things to do here – water aerobics and such. Checking into the resort, a nice man told us about the week’s activities and about the restaurant. The check in was quick and easy. They have an indoor pool and a lot of other things we’ll explore more tomorrow or during the week.

Crown Point resort grounds.

Crown Point resort grounds.

Totem.  I am fascinated by the use of totems by humans to embrace and gather spiritual qualities and graces.

Totem. I am fascinated by the use of totems by humans to embrace and gather spiritual qualities and graces.

Ozark Totem.

Ozark totem.

Crown Point offers lots of entertainment and water aerobics.

Crown Point offers lots of entertainment and water aerobics.

Indoor pool and hot tub.

Indoor pool and hot tub.

Recreation room wood, pretty.

Recreation room wood, pretty.

Nice wood.

Nice wood.

Happy person at Check-in.

Crown Point Resort.

Crown Point Resort.

Our unit is lovely. On the second floor overlooking the lake. Has a lovely deck that we can sit out and enjoy. The internet here is good, which we were worried about, and the best part is they have a washer/dryer in a one bedroom. Yahoo. Love it. The bedroom is huge and there’s a jacuzzi bathtub with a separate shower. Huge unit. Gonna be a fun week.

The living room.

The living room.

Dinning Room.

Dining room.

Nice sized kitchen.

Nice sized kitchen.

Edie's Favorite.

Edie’s favorite.

Lex's bathroom and shower.

Lex’s bathroom and shower.

Edie's Jacuzzi tub.

Edie’s jacuzzi tub.

Master bed, really nice, but softer than we like.  The bedroom is so huge we are thinking of putting the mattress on the floor.

Master bed, really nice, but softer than we like. The bedroom is so huge we are thinking of putting the mattress on the floor.

Bedroom TV and Dresser.

Bedroom TV and dresser.

A large fox on our balcony.

A large fox on our balcony.

Lake view from our balcony.

Lake view from our balcony.

Nice decorative touches.

Nice decorative touches.

Lex's shower.

Lex’s shower.

Pretty woman chasing a squerril.

Pretty woman chasing a squirrel.

End of the day.

End of the day.

It was a good salad at Pappa Dick's Pizza parlor.  Edie and I had pot roast and Lex had a cheese pizza.  No pictures.  We got to talking and first thing you know, the food was gone.

It was a good salad at Pappa Dick’s Pizza parlor. Edie and I had pot roast and Lex had a cheese pizza. No pictures. We got to talking and first thing you know, the food was gone.

After exploring the unit, we walked up to the local restaurant and had dinner. Michael and I had the pot roast dinner with mashed potatoes and garlic bread, along with a salad. Lexi had a pizza. After dinner we got to talking to some fun people at nearby tables. Was interesting to hear their stories and where they’ve been and how they do it. One couple has traveled 48 states in their Corvette. How fun is that.

We are now in our room, tired. That was our day. Hope yours was wonderful!

Map:  https://www.google.com/maps/preview#!q=crown+lake+ar&data=!1m4!1m3!1d25721!2d-91.7321107!3d36.2082103!4m15!2m14!1m13!1s0x87d1730a89871fd9%3A0xf0687beea1dcff49!3m8!1m3!1d3356821!2d-92.1313785!3d34.7519275!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!4m2!3d36.2059363!4d-91.7259018

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