Hardy and Mammoth Springs, Arkansas 10/14/2013

OCTOBER 14, 2013 (Monday)

 

Got up and lazed around for awhile. Around noon we left for Hardy and Mammoth Springs, Arkansas. We drove by the Walmart  in Ash Flats and went into Hardy to the old town part. We parked at one end of town and walked down one side of the street and up the other, looking in all the old stores. Lots of antique type stores, craft and quilt stores. Fun. We went to lunch at one of the old cafes, I think it was called the Corner Booth. Good food and very reasonable prices.

Wooden spokes in the front?

Wooden spokes in the front?

Antique Gas Station at the Mark Martin Car museum.  We passed on going inside.

Antique Gas Station at the Mark Martin Car museum. We passed on going inside.

We were all good and passed on the temptations.

We were all good and passed on the temptations.

Hardy candy store.

Hardy Old Tyme Candy Store.

Pickled Brussel Sprouts, asparagus, eggs, green beans, and beets.

Pickled brussel sprouts, asparagus, eggs, green beans, and beets.

Lex was fascinated by the size of the jawbreakers.

Lex was fascinated by the size of the jawbreakers.

Thompson Park, Hardy, Arkansas, dedicated in the memory of Dr. Thompson, who got 17 buildings added to the National Register of Historic Places.

Thompson Park, Hardy, Arkansas, dedicated in the memory of Dr. Thompson, who got 17 buildings added to the National Register of Historic Places.

Dulcimer store.  Must be unique to the Ozarks, I've never seen one of these before.

Dulcimer store. Must be unique to the Ozarks, I’ve never seen one of these before.

Dr Thompson at work.  He got 17 buildings in Hardy added to the National Register, all of them made of stone.

Dr Thompson at work. He got 17 buildings in Hardy added to the National Register, all of them made of stone.

I guess a 1962 mini cooper, outside The Pig and Whistle Restaurant.

I guess a 1962 mini cooper, outside The Pig and Whistle Restaurant.

Grumpy old man grabbing pretty woman.

Grumpy old man grabbing pretty woman.

Corner Booth Ceiling

Corner Booth Restaurant ceiling

Motorcycle mobile.

Motorcycle mobile.

Wooden motorcycle, with lots of detail, hanging from the ceiling.

Wooden motorcycle, with lots of detail, hanging from the ceiling.

crafts galore and hanging from the ceiling.

Crafts galore and hanging from the ceiling.

Lex didn't have breakfast before we left and opted for biscuits and gravy , bacon, hash browns, toast and an egg over easy.

Lex didn’t have breakfast before we left and opted for biscuits and gravy , bacon, hash browns, toast and an egg over easy.

Edie opted for breakfast, eggs hard, bacon, hashbrowns and bread.

Edie opted for breakfast, eggs hard, bacon, hash browns and bread.

 

Catfish, green beans and pinto beans, with a roll.

Catfish, green beans and pinto beans, with a roll.

 

Lunch was at the Corner Booth in Hardy.

Lunch was at the Corner Booth in Hardy.

 

9,000+ beads glued to this bottle.

9,000+ beads glued to this bottle.

 

Lots of really nice quilts.  The star one is called, "labyrinth".

Lots of really nice quilts. The star one is called, “labyrinth”.

 

Edie loved the carpenter's cane.

Edie loved the carpenter’s cane.

 

Such woods for crafts.

Such woods for crafts.

 

More wood.

More wood.

 

Great wood selection.

Great wood selection.

 

Crafts are king in Hardy.  Great wood supplies at this place.

Crafts are king in Hardy. Great wood supplies at this place.

 

Sweetie, half Pomeranian and half Yorkshire terrier.  This was a nice Wookie looking dog.

Sweetie, half Pomeranian and half Yorkshire terrier. This was a nice Wookie looking dog.

 

Hardy Music store.

Hardy music store.

After Hardy, we went to Mammoth Springs. What a lovely place. Glad we went. While we were walking over the bridge, we saw a muscrat eating in the river. Fun. Beautiful area.

Where the spring waters up-well.

Where the spring waters up-well.

Lex said, "Look a Beaver!"  Then an old guy walked by and said, "Oh, a little muskrat."  I was hardly fooled by Lex.

Lex said, “Look a beaver!” Then an old guy walked by and said, “Oh, a little muskrat.” I was hardly fooled by Lex.

Headwater of Spring River.

Headwater of Spring River.

Headwater of the Spring River.

Headwater of the Spring River.

Cannon.

Cannon.

We left Mammoth Springs and went to Walmart in Ash Flat. Did a little shopping and then headed back to our “home.” I made dinner, pork chops, potatoes, green beans, and applesauce. It’s one of Lexi’s favorites. We all enjoyed it.

Barney Rubble's Trailer.

Barney Rubble’s trailer.

In the Ozarks we found the Flintstones travel trailer.

In the Ozarks we found the Flintstones travel trailer.

Halloween approacheth in Ash Flat, Arkansas.

Halloween approacheth in Ash Flat, Arkansas.

We were going to go to the magic show but we discovered it started at 6 PM, not 7 PM. So we are done for the day. Hope your day was wonderful!

 

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