Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Eureka Springs, Arkansas

In and around Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

Monet Troll visiting the home of Carrie Nation.

This way to the famous Thorncrown Chapel

Lil Dude Troll at the Thorncrown Chapel

At the Eureka Springs overlook.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

The Enchanted Mushroom Forest

Down a hidden path deep in the quiet woods, the Troll family finds the mythical Enchanted Mushroom Forest.

Monday, November 19, 2012

The Midpoint Cafe in Adrian, Texas

The Midpoint Cafe in Adrian, Texas is located exactly 1,139 miles from the
 start of Route 66 in Chicago and the end in Santa Monica, California. 

The Trolls, Monet, Lil Dude, & Earth (left to right) in the Midpoint Cafe
chillin' while waiting for the food to be served.
Burger & chips were pretty darn good. If in the area again, Lil Dude
would come back.

The waitress was friendly and efficient & she liked Lil Dude!

In one of those strange, fortuitous "on the road" happenings, as the
Trolls were leaving, a cute, very friendly young lady with a wonderful
smile and crazy blue hair came in with her male companion. They were
hiking along Route 66 and she and Lil Dude struck up an immediate
kinship. Lil Dude still smiles when he thinks of this! May you have
fair travels and a happy life ahead of you our blue haired friend!

To read the blog write-up, here is the link to our sister site - 1DustyTrack.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Texarkana, Texas

Lil Dude visited Texarkana.

Monet Troll joined Lil Dude on this trip.

Lil Dude at the state line - his left side in Texas while his right side is in Arkansas!

Lil Dude in Texas, Monet in Arkansas!

Monday, November 12, 2012

On The Trail of Bonnie & Clyde

Gibsland, Louisiana - home of the Bonnie & Clyde Museum. The ambush
site is just a few miles outside here.

Visiting the Bonnie & Clyde Ambush Museum in Gibsland. It is ran by
L.J. "Boots" Hinton, the son of one of the posse members who ambushed
Bonnie & Clyde.
The ambush site where Bonnie & Clyde met
their end.

The marker has to be replaced occasionally because vandals come by
and shoot it so much.. It is still a very rural area here.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Red Lobster

Lil Dude at Red Lobster. Daddy Troll doesn't particularly care for fishy food, but Mamma Troll does so...

Daddy Troll drink. No, Lil Dude cannot have
even a teeny, tiny sip!

Fried flounder. Not bad at all. Well, the flounder wasn't so happy, but...

Good service by a friendly waitress who liked Lil Dude. And most
importantly, Mamma Troll is now happy!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Fort Smith & The Hanging Judge - Part 2

After visiting the Ft. Smith Museum of History, Lil Dude took a stroll down the road to see the actual Fort Smith of the 1800's and the courthouse of The Hanging Judge, Isaac Parker.

Entrance to the Fort Smith National Historic Site

The courthouse where The Hanging Judge proclaimed death by hanging
to evil doers.

One of the jail cells where condemned men & women waited to be hanged.

One of the prisoner wagons used by U.S. Marshals to bring back evil men
from the Indian Territory for trial in front of Judge Parker.
One of the original cannon's in the service of the U.S. Army in the 1800's.

Check out Part 1 of this entry here.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Fort Smith & The Hanging Judge - Part 1

Lil Dude visited Fort Smith, Arkansas while the historical society there was celebrating Judge Isaac Parker's 174th  birthday. He is remembered today as The Hanging Judge of the American West after sentencing 156 men and 4 women to death during his court cases. 79 people were actually hung due to his verdicts as he helped bring law and order to Arkansas and the Oklahoma Territories.

Lil Dude outside the museum - going in to learn history!

At the site where the 1st Butterfield Overland Mail Couch came through
Ft. Smith on 9/19/1858.

The latest in sewing circles - in 1887!

12-pounder bronz Napoleon cannon. U.S. Army, 1857

Engine No. 1 - Ft. Smith's very first professional fire engine. Purchased in
the early 1900's, it was pulled by horses.

Lil Dude & his good friend, John Wayne.