So this weekend we went back (but John didn't know...it was all a surprise!). Our first stop was Pivot Rock, which is on the "Ripley's Believe It or Not!" index of super-cool places. It's a little unusual though...apparently an older couple owns the land, so you have to go in through their "store" and pay $4.50 a person to walk the trail down to the rock. It's a short walk, though, and it's quite pretty.
|John found Pivot Rock.|
After a very delightful night's rest at The Lookout Lodge, we awoke bright and early for our next adventure:
|John. On a horse.|
Unbeknownst to John, I had reserved the "Cowboy Breakfast Ride" at the Dinner Bell Ranch and Resort right outside of Eureka Springs. We arrived at 8:20 and, with another set of riders from Kansas City, we rode up into the mountains and ate a cowboy breakfast: a Dutch oven layering of eggs, potatoes, cheese, and sausage with homemade biscuits and watermelon! It was my very first horseback riding experience. Ever. (well, that I can remember. Supposedly I my cousin's family had two horses...He-Man and She-Ra...that I got a chance to ride when I was little.)