I arrived last Tuesday and spent two days with one of my friends in the Ozarks near Jasper, Arkansas. From the deck of their vacation home, the view is of tree-covered mountains, valleys, and many unique rock formations. In the morning, the fog covers the area down by the river, but the sun burns off the fog as the day warms. The leaves of the sumac and gum trees are a rich red, and the hickory and oak trees are just starting to turn golden.
Tomorrow I travel to the Fayetteville/Rogers/Bentonville area. Bentonville is best known as the head office of Wal-Mart. I will continue this post in a few days.
In the meantime, Happy Thanksgiving everyone.