Yearly Getaway

Somethings remind me that we aren't fancy.  Our anniversary get away is one of those things.  We needed to get away from the house and from the kids to regain sanity and enjoy rest with each other.  Life is always busy and at times we feel like we are just surviving which will eventually run you dry of energy and joy.  We were able to persuade two sets of grandparents to take four kids each for a night while we drove as fast as we could across the border east to Arkansas.

It was a wonderful two days celebrating our 8th anniversary.  We watched a "grown up" movie and felt like we could converse with society again over the latest James Bond movie.

One of the days we drove to Prairie Grove and toured the Battlefield in that area.  It is hard to be grateful for what you have now unless you know a little about the past and the sacrifices those people made and what "hard work" actually looked like.   Hundreds on men died on the field just down this path during the civil war.  Real men with real families.
Praire Grove Battlefield
Praire Grove Battlefield
Praire Grove Battlefield
Praire Grove Battlefield
Praire Grove Battlefield


After touring the battlefield we went downtown Prairie Grove to all the antique stores.  So much to look at and enjoy.  This store was our favorite. It went on forever and ever. We happened to be there on customer appreciation day where all the shops downtown were giving out free holiday food.  It was an amazing bonus!!!
Prairie Grove Antique Stores
Before leaving the area we stopped by Appleown Fruit Stand.  It was the end of the season and they were almost out of supplies.  But it is a place that could tell stories and holds memories.  Grant remembers coming here with his grandparents on foliage drives.  To him it was sad.  Old towns die and memories fade but I enjoy hearing his stories since I never had the chance to meet his grandparents he loved so dearly.
 Cracker Barrel is our vacation restaurant we only eat there on trips so it stays special and the kids love it too.  Lots to look at and games to play on the table as well as lots of background noise so our family never sticks out.  It's perfect.


 On our way home we stopped by Siloam Springs.  They have a beautiful downtown perfect for fall pictures if you have a photographer.  Maybe one day I'll hire one for our family for now the timer worked ok ... a tripod would have been nice.
Siloam Springs Arkansas downtown in fall
Siloam Springs Arkansas downtown in fall
Siloam Springs Arkansas downtown in fall

Until next fall....





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