Showing posts with the label Arkansas


Google maps says this road goes through. I'll believe the signs. No room to turn around, so I had to drive back a mile in reverse

Limited Visibility

A 500 foot drop in elevation put me into the clouds.

Above the Clouds


Bricktown Brewery

After a long rainy day of exploring and driving, I arrived in Fort Smith, Arkansas. I quickly found Bricktown Brewery on Garrison Avenue. I ordered a sampler flight of their "local beer" to discover that they claimed many of the beers are from Oklahoma. Being just over the border from Oklahoma, I think that they must be made locally. A little research revealed that Bricktown Brewery is based in Oklahoma City, and the 'Bricktown" name refers to an Oklahoma City entertainment district. My waitress, wearing a "DRINK LOCAL" shirt, confirms that the beers aren't local; that they are made in Oklahoma City.  When I questioned how they can promote themselves as "local", she shrugged and walked away. I enjoyed their Old King Kolsch, but didn't care for most of the beers. Their "Truckburger" -- a blend of ground beef and bacon -- was excellent. However, their deceptive advertising turned my experience sour.

Don't call yourself local if you're not local. And if you're going to be deceptive in your logo, don't put "if you can’t trust a logo well then America is in worse shape than any of us could have imagined" on your website. You may be local in Oklahoma City, but don't call yourself local in Arkansas.

Under A Triumphant Sky

We found our friend Steve Garufi, the Colorado Guy, in Siloam Springs talking about one of his bicycle rides across the United States and his book Under A Triumphant Sky.


Walmart Museum

The Walmart Museum is filled with information about the history of Walmart and the man who started it all: Sam Walton. Although informative, it was saddening to read about the values of a man that have been abandoned by the company he founded.

Bobby Hopper Tunnel


CJ's Butcher Boy Burgers

This just may be the best burger I've had in Arkansas.

Big Dam Bridge

Human Dissection

In spite of the monument, dissecting humans is currently not permitted in the park.


Roundtop Filling Station

Credit Card

Did taping photocopies of your credit card to gas pumps in order to demonstrate how to insert a card seem a good idea at the time?

Blytheville Greyhound Bus Station

The old Blytheville Greyhound Bus Station is a prime example of the  Art Moderne style.

Corvette exoskeletons

Computers and Corvettes -- a match made in Osceola.