Thursday, April 23

Water, Cave & Music

It was a little cool when we got up this morning, so the day got off to a slow start with a walk around the fish hatchery that was in our campground on the Red River. Then we were off towards Mountain View, Arkansas, because we had heard that the Ozark Folk Center was hosting a Dulcimer Jamboree. Moving down the road I spied a Amish bakery, so a quick stop breakfast.

Back on the road Don found some information on the Blanchard Springs Caverns, it was near Mountain View so we took a short side trip and were rewarded by a great cave tour. These caverns were better than any cave either of us had ever seen - it wasn't even a National Park, just a Forest Service site in the middle of nowhere. If you're ever in the area, this is a must see.

After the cave tour we headed over to the Ozark Folk Center State Park for the evenings concert. Great music and a nice close to a day that started slow, but turned out to be one of our most enjoyable days so far.