This is not a paddling tale, but was a train excursion we took
last November. It was great fun.
Arkansas-Missouri Railroad's Springdale, AR, station and museum.
Engine 68 provided the muscle for our day-long trip.
Car 105 from 1927.
Car 105 was completely rebuilt and renovated in the Victorian
grandeur of mahogany, brass, and velvet.
Most people understand that when you go out into nature, you
have to accept nature on her terms. One traveler didn't get the
message. While nearly everyone rated the trip as 5-star, one gave
it a 1 or 2-star rating because the foliage wasn't as spectacular as
he expected. While the dro
ught had deprived the trees of their
normal fall glory, they were beautiful all the same. The trip
itself, was still 5-star.
The Boston Mountains