15 November, 2011
We began our trip at Devil's Den, where it was pretty cold and rainy the 2 days we were there. That was pretty disappointing because we were looking forward to lots and lots of hiking. The older boys and dad were able to attend an interpretive program with one of the rangers. She took them on a small hike to one of the crevices that is off the usual trails. All the caves are closed because of White-nose syndrome, so there was to access to the caves anyway. I totally forgot to break out the camera at Devil's Den. So these pictures pick up at Meme and Grandad's where we visited for the weekend, we got to attend Church at Clarksville Ward and visit our favorite people there. Love them all and miss them so much! We continued on to Lake Dardanelle SP and had great weather and a wonderful time. It felt like that was the beginning of our trip. The kids got to play in the water a bit, Eric was happy for another playground. A local calico cat adopted us while we were there. We liked the shower house, clean bathrooms and the more secluded campsite we chose. They have a GREAT visitor center, only Bull Shoals visitor center even compared. They are both great. The kids were pretty disappointed with the other State Park visitor centers after seeing this one. We all had a great time.