Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Staved Rock State Park: October 2007

Our first T@b Rally

Potluck and gift exchange


C.C. and C.C.

A gorge at Starved Rock

Ozark Live Steamers

Our friends Rick and Lois run miniature live steam locomotives. Twice a year they gather at a friends farm in Fordland, Missouri with a group of like minded enthusiasts. We tagged along. We all camped on the property and rode trains all weekend. At night they got together and played bluegrass music.

Warming up the trains in the railyard.

When a train comes by, jump on. With over two miles of track several trains were running at once.

We rode trains late into the night. The red hot cinders puffed out of the smoke stacks and were quite a sight.

Engineer Rick

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Hot Springs, Arkansas; Feburary 2007

Our camp site at Lake Ouachita State Park. It had two levels and was very nice.

The Caddo Bend Trail is four miles long over a peninsula into the lake. A rest among the Mountain Pine trees.
A small bloom in the dead of winter.

Hot water fountains along Bath House Row

The Fordyce Bath House is the National Park museum
Hot water flowing down the hillside
The Arlington HotelWe took our hot baths in the Arlington Hotel. It was great.