This has been a week of packing and cleaning in preparation to head back to Michigan for the summer. I’m driving back with the very loosest of plans so I don’t know what I’ll see along the way or even how long it will take. All I know is that I’m tired of scrubby trees under a relentless sun and I can’t wait to get back to cool lake sides and shady forests.
To that end, I’ve begun researching the Ozark Mountains area of Arkansas and Missouri, which I think will be there first real forested area I’ll get to on the other side of the Great Plains. There’s a bazillion parks, historic cities, and Civil War sites scattered across the region, to the point that I’m overwhelmed by it. I might have to stay there for a little while :).
Added to the Travel Map:
Rush Historic District, Yellville, Arkansas – a ghost town.
Kennett, Missouri – where my great-grandparents were from.
Musée des Arts et Métiers, Paris, France – a science museum.
Cuidad Nuclear, Cuba – complete with abandoned power plant!
Alex Raskin Antiques, Savanna, Georgia – a really cool looking antiques shop.
Pea Ridge National Military Park, Pea Ridge, Arkansas – Civil War battlefield.
Prairie Grove Battlefield, Prairie Grove, Arkansas – another Civil War site.