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Arkansas Weekend

In December my grand aunt Bonnie passed away. A lifelong resident of my dad's hometown in Arkansas I only got to visit with her and handful of times, but do have fond memories of staying at her house along with uncle Bill. This past weekend I drove down to Hope with mom for the memorial services. It was great to spend some time with relatives whom I don't see as often.

Hope is also the birthplace of President Bill Clinton
Hope is also the birthplace of President Bill Clinton
Mocha on the streets of Hope
Mocha on the streets of Hope

Mocha joined us on the road trip. She seemed to enjoy all the new places to explore and the excitement of a hotel room but wasn't too keen on the long hours sitting in the back seat of the car.

Family home
Family home

Arkansas isn't the most vegetarian friendly place I've visited but we were able to find some decent options. Two consecutive dinners were at a nearby Tex-Mex restaurant, which is also one of the few places serving alcoholic beverages in the dry county. Lunch at the Capital Bar and Grill in Little Rock on the return journey was excellent however.

Pimento Grilled Cheese at the Capital Bar and Grill
Pimento Grilled Cheese at the Capital Bar and Grill
Jars at the Capital Bar and Grill
Jars at the Capital Bar and Grill

Driving back to Kansas City the temperature continually decreased as we drove north. By the time we reached home it was down to 2°F with a half inch of snow. Luckily the more traveled roads were already clear and the long days travel on interstates did not stretch late into the night.

Snow in the backyard on Monday
Snow in the backyard on Monday