Our House in Arkansas

Saturday, November 21, 2015:  We started our day in Bella Vista, Arkansas.  [Reader should insert the Arkansas joke of choice here.]  Seriously though, set in the Ozark Mountains, the Bella Vista area is very scenic.  We made a quick stop at the Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel, younger sibling to the highly renowned Thorncrown Chapel, near Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

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Our House in Missouri

Thursday, November 19, 2015:  Next stop – Columbia, Missouri.  No word describes this drive better than WINDY.  Driving a van that’s nearly 9′ tall in severe wind gusts with occasional driving rain was challenging; the up side of this is that it makes driving in clear weather seem like a piece of cake .  The first time we stopped in the midst of these wind gusts we found our TV antenna bent in half from the wind and a fan cover on the roof sucked open, but no permanent damage.

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U of MO campus, now tent city free.

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Our House in Wisconsin

Tuesday, November 18, 2015:  In accordance with the rules of proper aimless adventure, we began our journey to Mexico by driving northeast.  After driving for about 3 hours in the rain, encountering a bull elk along the way, we arrived at  Boulder Lodge, about 20 miles east of Hayward, Wisconsin, in the heart of the Chequamegon National Forest.

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