Diamond John's Riverside Retreat
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... in 2003 for $1.8 million to tom Post, real estate magnate and lawyer. He set out to finish the building, but it burned to the ground in 2004. Post was undaunted, and built the thing all over again. It is now a massive bed and breakfast inn (rooms starting at $195 a night—tax not included—for a room smaller than ours at the Day’s Inn) and a center for a variety of events such as weddings. It is once ...
... had to coax me every single school day to let my child walk into that environment. We owe them our thanks.
We drove around town and we did find a great BBQ spot: The Whole Hog. Go ahead and go whole hog; it was good eats!
We left the next day for Crater of Diamonds State Park, where you can dig your own diamonds and other gems, and keep them if you find them. This old volcanic plain contains the effluent of three volcanic cones, ...
... Yellowtooth” saga. The dads made the story up (some ahead of time, but most as they went along) and it included all the things boys want in their stories (mostly bodily functions). They’ve been doing this for a few years now, and it was awesome - Dean laughed the whole time.
The rest of the park was awesome too. We dug for diamonds in a big field (a volcano brought them to ...
... princess? I’ll tell you all about it sometime. I know the whole story.But in the end we made it to the park, and it’s really nice. The KOA by Memphis looked like a big gravel parking lot. This looks like we’re really out there, kind of how we pictured things when we were planning this trip. Started a little campfire, rode bikes. Looking into staying here a few more days, but I think they may be full after tomorrow night.
... town, it was obvious the impact that the down turned economy had on this tourist destination, several run down & closed hotels. After a bit we settled in on getting lunch at the Brick House Grill. Shane and I both had their potato soap and salad. Service and food were both good. Nothing rave worthy but good enough. The sweet tea was yummy - which served as a subtle confirmation that we were indeed in the south. After lunch we decided to head ...