Crown Point Resort – Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas 10/15/2013

OCTOBER 15, 2013  (Tuesday)

 

Happy birthday Uncle Claude!

Not sure how this works, Edie is on vacation and has taken a day off from her vacation.  She told me she is not writing the blog today and is taking a day off.  So, we woke up to rain.  Rain like we haven’t seen in a long time.

Rainy day in Arkansas.

Rainy day in Arkansas.

The rain was so heavy it overwhelmed and overflowed the gutters.

The rain was so heavy it overwhelmed and overflowed the gutters.

Heavy rain.

Heavy rain.

It was really wet and not really all that cold.

It was really wet and not really all that cold.

A squirrel on our deck hiding from the rain.

A squirrel on our deck hiding from the rain.

We lazed around this morning and after it slowed down on the rain, Lex and i went and worked out at the Recreation Center.

Lex at our workout.

Lex at our workout.

After the workout we went into town to the grocery store and got some chips.  Then we went to the Dollar General and found a chess set for cheap.

We found a chess set at the Dollar General for $6.00.

We found a chess set at the Dollar General for $6.00.

After that we drove through a subdivision for 55 and older only.  Lex offered to run screaming and yelling to remind everyone why they wanted to be there.  I declined the thoughtful offer.

See the deer hiding in the woods?  Her two eyes were lit up by the flash in the center.

See the deer hiding in the woods? Her two eyes were lit up by the flash in the center.

Then we drove around Crown Lake.  It was an interesting drive.  There is a huge subdivision that is largely empty.  Just a lonely house here and there but lots and lots of “lot for sale” signs.  At the water’s edge, lots of homes, many grand, some modest.

The front passed and everything settled down allowing a mirror effect to settle on the water.

The front passed and everything settled down allowing a mirror effect to settle on the water.

I really like the mirror effect.

I really like the mirror effect.

Lex spotted this set of vultures sitting a branch.

Lex spotted this set of vultures sitting a branch.

You can see two branches covered by the vultures.  We could move around and we counted 9.

You can see two branches covered by the vultures. We could move around and we counted 9.

A bit easier to spot.

A bit easier to spot.

Lots of deer around the lake.

Lots of deer around the lake.

These guys were big.  Seems a lot of money sitting at the top of the driveway.

These guys were big. Seems a lot of money sitting at the top of the driveway.

Nice mirror effect.

Nice mirror effect.

Lots of mirror moments as Lex and I drove around the lake.

Lots of mirror moments as Lex and I drove around the lake.

You can just barely see our resort on the other side of the lake.  It is through the trees and also reflected on the water.

You can just barely see our resort on the other side of the lake. It is through the trees and also reflected on the water.

Edie made a great dinner – chicken with salad.  It was excellent.  She did some laundry and the dishes.  After dinner Lex and I played a game of chess and she learned what a knight fork was all about.  Then we went to the country western show.

Joe and Bob did a nice country performance.  The place was packed.

Joe and Bob did a nice country performance. The place was packed.

That was our day, hope you had a great one.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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