I arrived home today after two, three day trips. One to Eureka Springs, and one to Jonesboro. I had my 45th birthday on the 4th of this month and my sweet, and oh so generous sister, Sherry took me to Eureka Springs, Arkansas to celebrate my birthday, and for some much needed R & R. We stayed at the 1886 Crescent Hotel, and oh my, what a beautiful and enchanting place this is. We packed in a lot of fun in those three days. Exploring the beautiful old hotel, lots of walking and browsing beautiful art galleries and gift shops around the historic loop of the city. You definitely get a cardio workout in this little town. I don't think there are any flat, level surfaces there. You're either walking uphill and climbing steps, or you're walking downhill and walking down steps. We ate delicious food. Rode trolleys, took a horse drawn carriage ride, went on a ghost tour of the Crescent Hotel ( If you're a Ghost Hunter's fan, you should be familiar with this hotel), we visited the Thorncrown Chapel, truly a beautiful and impressive piece of architecture, made of glass and nestled in the woods, and also visited St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church, which sits right behind the Crescent Hotel. We had so much fun! Neither one of us wanted to leave. This town really has a unique energy all it's own, and we are already planning a return trip. I really could go on and on about it. So, if you ever find yourself in Arkansas, make time to visit this charming city. You won't be disappointed. You can go here and here for more info on Eureka Springs and the Crescent Hotel & Spa.
After returning home, it was time to repack and travel to Jonesboro, Arkansas with Danny. He's a long-haul truck driver and the company he worked for locally for the past 3 years, unfortunately shut their doors in July, thanks to the not so wonderful economic situation our country has been in. So he has been unemployed since than (not a good thing). He was offered a driving position from a company in Jonesboro and I am happy to say, as of today, he is employed and on his way to Georgia. I am so relieved and can finally breath. Ahhhhhhh.....that's me exhaling :). I don't have any craft projects to share with you today, but hopefully that will change in a couple of days. What I do have are some photos to share. Hope your weekend is wonderful! :)
The beautiful Crescent Hotel.
Eureka Springs Trolley
The historic city loop.
Lunch at the 1905 Basin Hotel.
The Thorncrown Chapel
St. Elizabeth's Chapel
The cute and charming chapel cat.