Sunday, July 30, 2006

This weekend we took a day trip to Blanchard Springs, AR and Mountain View, AR. We invinted the Traughber family to go with us to Blanchard and then some other couples from our small group bible study met us in Mt. View for supper and Bluegrass music that night. Blanchard Springs is home to the Blanchard Springs Caverns and Sylamore Creek. We took the tour of the caverns and then had a picnic lunch before taking a swim in the creek. The kids had so much fun.

After swimming we cleaned up and went into Mt. View and sat around the court square and listened to sevearl different groups play Bluegrass music. It's really pretty funny. These small groups just form, there could be 10 different groups playing at the same time just around the town square, and people bring their lawn chairs and sit around and listen until late into the night. We listened to 3-4 different groups, had ice cream and then came home. Anna Kate was very curious about man playing the banjo under the tree. Of course, never meeting a stranger, she just went up to him and began asking questions. He let her pick a little and she loved it. She says she's ready to go back and sing herself. Claire enjoyed roaming around picking flowers and Blake, well if he wasn't playing with his friends he was bored. But oh well, he needs a little culture.

1 comment:

Cathy said...

How fun!! I think we've been there once... when I was younger. The boys would love to go exploring caves! Thanks for posting lots of pics (it takes a while, doesn't it!??! =P)