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Springdale, Arkansas 2022


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Travelled to Arkansas with my daughter so she could spend a few days with her DnD friends and I could get a few days out of Nashville. This was my first time on Allegiant and it really wasn’t a bad flight for $35. It's a no frills airline, and if you want a drink or snack you have to pay for it, which I'm fine with. The flight was just an hour from BNA to XNA, the seats were ok, at least in row 4 where we were.

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I picked up my Budget rental car, a Jeep Wrangler, which I fell in love with. I am 54 and have always wanted to drive a Jeep Wrangler, and Budget was able to accommodate me. I just absolutely loved driving it. I loved the noise, the handling, the features. And the gas mileage was OK, I used the "start stop" feature, and barely used 1/4 tank of gas for over 200 miles.

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We arrived at the Airbnb after dark. When I woke up in the morning, I was surrounded by this, and was in love.

My Airbnb was everything I could have hoped for, and more. The view, the décor, the location was so perfect. It was called "Judy's Cabin" The hot tub was amazing, however, it bleached the shit out of my bathing suit so much I had to toss it. I did let them know they need to get the chemicals under control

The next day, my daughter went off with her friends, and I went on a boat tour from "Beyond the Ozarks" with Captain Al. I got lucky and was the only person on the tour, as a group of 5 cancelled earlier in the day. Captain Al was amazing and left this review of the experience on TripAdvisor and Google:

"I cannot possibly recommend this tour enough, is one of the coolest things I've ever done. Captain Al was extremely friendly, helpful and informative. He has such a passion for his work, he was beyond phenomenal.

The tour was way more than I had expected and we had a wonderful time going around the coves and stopping at different landmarks pointing out features in the area including plants, animals, rocks and fish. He also will tell you about the history of the area, when it was flooded to make the river, and what's underneath the water.

If you are looking for a totally enjoyable 2 hours, please book this. The road to the marina is narrow and twisty so plan accordingly, it's not a straight shot off the highway. You don't have to pay to get to the marina, just tell the guard where you are going."

I made this TikTok video about the tour:

All in all, a very relaxing trip for me, and my daughter had the best time with her friends. We will come back next year. I miss the vibe already.

Posted by Lumpy4Square 21:37 Archived in USA Tagged bridges birds boats nature arkansas airbnb

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