Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Marshmallows on the Fire Pit

The first night after the 2012 Christmas Blizzard seemed like a great night to roast marshmallows!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

#BaldForBieber: Why fact-checking is important!

An elaborate prank online this week had teens shaving their heads for Justin Bieber.  It's an important lesson for anyone, not just journalists to check facts.

Click for the Mashable article.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Big Spring, Missouri

CARTER COUNTY, MO - Some of the most beautiful rivers in our country are in southern Missouri. The cool, clear water that flows in the Current, Eleven Point, and Jacks Fork Rivers is mostly from several large springs. This steady flow of water makes for year-round boating and fishing opportunities.

A Lot of Water!

Spring in the distance.
The spring itself pictured above.

The largest is the Big Spring, located just south of Van Buren in Carter County. On average, 470 cubic feet of water flow from the spring each second. For those in Arkansas familiar with Mammoth Spring, it releases an average of 347 cubic feet of water per second. In fact Mammoth Spring is the third largest in the region behind Big Spring and Greer Spring. The water travels through a cave system and makes it's way to the surface and then travels about 1,000 feet where if flows into the Current River.

The river created by the spring. It flows nearly 1,000 feet to the Current River.

The Park
The Civil Conservation Corps built a park with a lodge and cabins during the 1930's. Most of the buildings, including a restaurant are still in use today.
The lodge/restaurant as seen from the boat dock.

Boat dock and confluence of the spring waters and Current River pictured above.

National Parks Service: Scenic Rivers
National Parks Service: Scenic Rivers History
Wikipedia: Big Spring, MO
Big Spring Lodge and Cabins

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Rainbow over Jonesboro

Look close, it's a double rainbow over Jonesboro, Arkansas.  We really needed the rain.  The rainbow was a bonus!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Hard Work!

I cleaned the back deck last night with some wood wash and a scrub brush. Hard work!  Hopefully the Sun will dry it enough today so I can apply some water proofing.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Afternoon storm pops up

I watched this storm pop up over Sedgwick, Arkansas on may 6, 2012.  The picture at the top is 20 minutes later in time from the one on the bottom.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Arkansas Sets Pay Scale for State Offices

If you were curious what the Governor or local district judge makes, here's the list for the 2012-2013 fiscal year (open .pdf):

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Pictures from Mobile, AL

We had a great time cheering on the Arkansas State Red Wolves in the 2012 Bowl.