Arkansas, the Scuba Diving Capital of…well Arkansas

Don't laugh. Scuba diving is alive and well in the Natural State. I'll admit, I haven't tried it yet but it does sound fun. Luckily one of the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism writers has taken care of checking out the local scuba diving scene. Jill Rohrbach has gone where few of us have, the depths of Lake Norfolk in north central Arkansas. How could you pass up an article that starts … [Read more...]

Central Arkansas Adventure Sports Enthusiasts…

...or CAASE for short. Seems we have a new group meeting in Central Arkansas. As the Web site says, "This is a free group dedicated to helping fellow enthusiasts prepare and train for adventure sports through group activities which range in difficulty from beginner to advanced." Sounds great.  The group was formed by adventure race organizer Brandon Butler of Ozark Extreme Adventure Racing.  The … [Read more...]

Yeah! Let’s have more cars!

I just saw this and am very disappointed with our state.  I want to research this some more but the initial report is horrible.  I'll let you know if I find out more. Best and worst states for spending stimulus money on non-highway projects Last again with lots of company but beat by Alabama and Mississippi. Sad. … [Read more...]

Growth on Two Wheels

I was jolted out of my unplanned hiatus with a great story of developments in cycling in Arkansas... I've always felt like the best thing to finish up a good bike ride is a nice tasty beer and it seems we now have one (at least seasonally) in the northwest corner of the state. Check out Hog Haus on Dickson St. in Fayetteville for a unique way to support cycling.  See the story here. I recently … [Read more...]

The Village Creek Race!

Well, I've been on the road all week traveling the great state of Arkansas.  Since my last post, I've been back to eastern Arkansas again, spent Tuesday night at DeGray Lake Resort State Park working on a photo shoot of the golf course, spa and beach.  I then spent Wednesday and Thursday on Friday morning to check out the progress on the new cabins (niiiicccceeee).  Finally I was back in Little … [Read more...]

A Grand Camping Trip to East Arkansas

Too many things to do, not enough weekend! This means I had to take a day off and I chose Friday.  This past weekend Lisa and I headed to Eastern Arkansas, the Crowley's Ridge area to be exact. for an adventure race at Village Creek State Park.  The race will be a separate topic But suffice it to say it took up most of our Saturday. So here was the plan: Take the young one on Friday to … [Read more...]

Upcoming Outdoor Stuff

Looks like another great weekend of outdoor stuff to do in Arkansas.  Here is a quick rundown: www.PaddleArkansas.com - This is the first canoe and kayak race through downtown Little Rock, AR. The 7 mile race will feature prizes for all boat groups. This race draws some of the fastest paddlers in the country and some of the slowest too. The race is designed to bring awareness to paddling … [Read more...]

Tough ride at Village Creek State Park

It was hot and buggy for the 10 miles of mountain biking Lisa and I did at Village Creek State Park.  The key was to keep moving which is why I have no photos.  The trails are well marked and it made it easy to just push through the trail intersections.  It's a tough workout as the loess soil is very loose and can suck your momentum particularly on the trails that are shared with horses. The trail … [Read more...]

What to do on a Saturday morning?

You know sometimes Little Rock is right over the top as far as outdoor stuff.  It never really gets the recognition that other cities and towns in Arkansas get as being a great outdoor town.  That surprises me particularly looking at what is available in the metro area.  Here is a short list: Over 60 miles of mountain bike trails. Yes that's right, over 60! In North Little Rock you have the … [Read more...]

Little Rock is such a cool place…

Last night we decided to check out a little concert at a church nearby. After dinner we walked through our neighborhood to the church (about a mile away) to see the Central High School Jazz Ensemble do their annual concert. They had a special guest, Wycliffe Gordon, a jazz trombonist. Check out his bio, this guy has serious cred! It was a wonderful concert that even the 13 year old … [Read more...]