Travel Blogs from Van Buren
Hot Springs is located deep within the Ouachita Mountains of Arkansas among several natural hot springs. Who came up with the bright idea of calling it Hot Springs is unclear. The Quapaw Indians had been visiting the thermals since time immemorial. France and Spain claimed it was theres for a while. In the early 1800s a guy named Prudhomme became the first modern interloper of Hot Springs, but it was all over for the Quapaw in 1818 when they ceded ...
... rains from that storm brought a 30’ flash flood to this little town and created immense destruction including several deaths. It was quite sobering to see what the power of nature gone wild can do.
We enjoyed this park by the Corps of Engineers on the Arkansas River and geocaching in a little town, Van Buren, nearby. ...
Our first trip together at DDSP for David's birthday. It was in the 20-30's with a light dusting if snow. We racked in over 20 miles of hiking, camped the one of the park cabins and enjoyed the cabin's wood burning fireplace. The air was crisp and the scenery was superb. Can't wait to go ...
... br> 1 can lima beans
1 Tbs liquid smoke
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup catsup
Garlic salt to taste
½ cup picante sauce (optional)
Cook on high until bubbly, turn to low then simmer 1 to 2 hours. The longer they simmer the better. I like to let them go at least 3 hours.
My Nana’s Shrimp Dip – Perfect with those big fat Fritos
1 package small frozen shrimp thawed and drained
8 oz sour cream
... time they got broken.
Much of the old road of Route 66 has been replaced by I-40 but there are signs that will take you off the highway through these sleepy little towns. Shamrock, TX was one of these. The old Conoco Tower gas station was there. It is beautifully preserved. There were a fair amount of people taking pictures and checking it out. I need to see CARS as we have seen so ...