Right off the bat let me say “IT WAS SO GOOD TO SEE MY TRAVEL SISTERS”. We have not traveled together for quite a while (due to the pandemic) and decided the time was now! We wanted to take a low key and relaxing trip and decided to rent a cabin on the White River in Mountain View, Arkansas….and let me tell you it did not disappoint!
We left on a Friday morning and headed to Mountain View. The drive was beautiful, and we enjoyed catching up on things that had been going on with each of us.
We arrived a little early to check in our cabin, so we headed to the town of Mountain View to get some lunch and visit some of the quaint shops on the town square. Before heading to the cabin, we made a stop at Wal-Mart to pick up any last things needed for our stay (We must have missed some items because we went back the very next day 😊).
The Cabin was fabulous! The view of the White River and Mountains from the screened in back porch was breathe taking. There was also a fire pit in the back yard that we used both evenings and let me tell you Cathy built two beautiful Swedish fires!
We got settled in and decided to stay in for the evening. For dinner Debbie put together a beautiful and yummy Charcuterie board. After dinner we played a couple of games of Mexican Train and then headed outside to sit by the fire, look at the stary sky, make smores (they were so good!) and enjoy the peace and quiet.
The next morning, I was the first one up. I put the coffee on (made it extra strong) grabbed a cup of brew and the bag of “Daddy Carter’s famous Oatmeal Raisin cookies” and headed to one of the rocking chairs on the back porch to watch the new day come to life…. soon Debbie joined me, and Cathy was not to far behind her. I think we stayed out there in our PJs for 2 or 3 hours before we decided to head Blanchard Springs to do a little fishing and see the sites. We didn’t catch anything, but we sure had a good time!! We then headed back to JoJo’s Restaurant on the white River for a southern fried catfish lunch.
After lunch we made our second trip to Wal-Mart to pick up crocheting supplies…. Debbie and Cathy were going to try and teach Lee how to Crochet (that didn’t go as planned 😊). We enjoyed what we did Friday night so much we decided to do a repeat on Saturday! Lee put the Charcuterie board together while Debbie and Cathy did their Crocheting.
Sunday morning, we got up drank our coffee on the back porch and ate the rest of the cookies. Debbie and Lee decided to try their hand at trout fishing one more time before we left…. still in our PJ’s we headed to the river behind our cabin hoping for a nice catch, but we came up empty handed again. Our check out time was 11:00 so we packed up and headed back to town for a nice lunch before we headed back home.
We had a wonderful and relaxing adventure and can’t wait to do it again soon!