|Beluga sits in her quiet site|
Our site is in the woods, just a stone's throw from a small Bailey lake. The site has lots of privacy and full hook-ups, but it has one small quirk. While we have great cell coverage we only get one TV channel - one. And only with the refrigerator closed. When either of us opens it's door, the television loses signal. Every time. So, no new episode of Dancing With The Stars for us!
Our moods were lifted by the sunny, albeit steamy, weather and spent the few days we had exploring this new to us area.
|"Diego" enjoys the warm sun, finally!|
Petit Jean State Park sits atop a large, flat top, densely forested mountain (Petit Jean Mountain) overlooking the Arkansas River.
Legend has it that the Park and the Mountain are named after a young French girl who disguised herself as a boy and secretly accompanied her fiancee to America. She died shortly after arriving to this area and her grave sits atop beautiful Stout's Point.
|Petit Jean's grave site|
Yesterday we passed the huge Museum of Automobiles, an interesting looking building built by Winthrop Rockefeller. It seemed an odd thing, set as it is amidst nature's beauty and many miles from anything else remotely commercial.
We didn't take the time to go in and see the collection of vintage and antique automobiles, perhaps we will the next time.
Today we drove the Park's roads, stopping at the overlooks, admiring the CCC's phenomenal stone work and walking a few of the shorter trails. I think it's time to see what my knee can do!
|Davis Bridge over Cedar Creek|
|see the teeny tiny waterfall coming out of the log?|
|Dave sitting atop one of the numerous "turtle rocks" on the Rock House Trail|
|Rock House - see Dave?|
|there are several faint pictographs on the back wall|
|90 Ft. high Cedar Falls|