Sunday, April 25, 2010

Southern Springtime Road Trip

Time for a road trip!  Yes, I know it seems like I've not been home anyway but this road trip involves a motorcycle and a husband in need of a vacation.  We began with a journey to visit family in Southern Arkansas.  With the GPS programmed for a route avoiding major highways, we saw lots of "country". 

 Mississippi was a new state for me.  The North West corner of this state was a lot of the above.. The cotton fields were interesting, but after many miles of this I was beginning to wonder whether this state had  anything else to offer. 

But before our visit to this corner of the state was over, we found this little cafe/bakery run by the friendliest Mennonite ladies in Leland, MS.  We enjoyed a nice sandwich here, but the cinnamon rolls we bought for later were awesome!

It took us about a day and a half of riding, but we reached our first destination late Friday afternoon.  El Dorado, Arkansas is known as the original oil boom town back in the 1920's. 
D's dad and step mom were gracious hosts for a nice weekend visit. While the guys messed around in the workshop, Pat patiently taught me how to do Peyote beading. 

I wasn't sure if this was a craft I could master, but I finally got the hang of it. I'm not giving up sewing though.  Pat owns Stitcher's Workshop and has experience teaching a variety of needlework so I had an excellent teacher. 

We left home with the trees just budding out but down here everything was nice and leafy green.  There was still plenty of pollen in the air though and all the cars seemed to wear a haze of yellow dust.    Next post I'll show you some of the beautiful azaleas we saw along the way. 

1 comment:

Lori said...

I've never heard of peyote beading. It sounds interesting. I can't wait to hear about the rest of your trip.