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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Ar. road trip cont. 5

This was our last day and we were to fly out late in the evening so gave us some time to do a little more sight seeing before getting on the plane to come home.
First off I want to say that if it wouldn't have been for the Scout app. my grandson set up for me we wouldn't have ventured in the city places but with my phone plugged into the car the voice talks to you over the radio and my hubby doesn't tend to argue with her like he would with me LOL

Hubby and I grew up in a small town with no food chains of restaurants or grocery stores so when we are driving through small towns we like to stop at a local restaurant and get a cup of coffee....we lucked out and got HOMEMADE coconut cream pie too.
Loved the little sign they had on the wall...
Definitely not a fancy place but homey..
and made for a great pit stop.
 
I had read of the Old Grist Mill just north of Little Rock and wanted to go there. It took a few tries but we made it.....Such a pretty little spot right in town.
 
 
 Had to climb the stair and then there is was...
 
 
 
 
The back side
 
When you walk across this bridge and look down the other way this is what you see..
There were elegant homes there on the left with their own place on the river.
 
 
What I didn't know it that this lovely spot is a Memorial
 
 
 
 
 
We tried to go to the River Market which is right next to Clinton Ave. but it was roped off by the police so don't know what had happened but when all else fails we can always go and eat...
This place caught our eye and it was a bit too early for lunch but we figured we could do brunch..
 
Oh my gosh!!! Hubby ordered the Asparagus & Mushroom Omelet for us to share and it was delicious with fresh asparagus, portabella mushrooms, spinach, Parmesan & Fontana cheese with Tasso Cheese Grits.
We shared it along with a glass of wine and what a treat it was......
 
Parking on Clinton Ave. was a bit of a challenge so we had to park and walk a bit but passed a couple of little park areas...
This made me think of my daughter....she loves rabbits.
 
The eagle stood guard.
 
 
Our plane was delayed so our wait at the airport was longer than planned and almost didn't make our connecting flight in Houston but we got home safe and sound. Arkansas is a great place to visit!
 
 
 

 

6 comments:

Catherine said...

Love the coffee shoppe. Homemade coconut cream pie is not something you often get.
Blessings, Catherine

Nancy said...

The Mill and the surrounding area are beautiful and serene.

Lady Di Tn said...

I enjoyed your trip to Arkansas. It
appeared to be a very fun trip. Thanks for taking us along. Peace

Wool Winder said...

My daughter went to college in nearby Searcy. I've been to the Old Grist Mill and have taken some of the same photos. It's a pretty spot.

Alan Ginocchio said...

Just happened upon your blog, then I noticed the title of this post and since I am from Arkansas I just had to take a gander. Low and behold, there was the Old Mill! I have taken numerous photos myself of the old place but admittedly I have an advantage over you. I only live about seven blocks or so from the landmark. Is that cheating? :)

Anyway, glad you visited us and glad you stopped by the Old Mill.

The River Market area was probably roped off since the weekend prior was "Riverfest" which is one of the cities largest celebrations featuring food, crafts and top-notch music for three days. It is held on the river near the River Market and because of the number of people attending, the River Market area is roped off for foot-traffic.

Alan Ginocchio said...

Just happened upon your blog, then I noticed the title of this post and since I am from Arkansas I just had to take a gander. Low and behold, there was the Old Mill! I have taken numerous photos myself of the old place but admittedly I have an advantage over you. I only live about seven blocks or so from the landmark. Is that cheating? :)

Anyway, glad you visited us and glad you stopped by the Old Mill.

The River Market area was probably roped off since the weekend prior was "Riverfest" which is one of the cities largest celebrations featuring food, crafts and top-notch music for three days. It is held on the river near the River Market and because of the number of people attending, the River Market area is roped off for foot-traffic.