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Mush & Alga's Adventure: Autumn in Arkansas 2010 - Eureka Springs
10-30-2010
Arkansas during color changes is a site to behold. Eureka Springs is an awesome town with tons of beautiful Victorian houses and a lot more.

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Eureka Springs Countryside and Beaver Lake.Sunday, September 02, 2012
Beaver Lake is located high in the Ozark Mountains, in northwest Arkansas, just outside of  Eureka Springs. The 28,370-acre lake has 12 parks and 487 miles of shoreline with lots of limestone bluffs.  You can go boating, skiing, swimming, fishing or camping.   It was very pretty with all the fall colors.

We loved the charm of Eureka Springs with all the lovely Victorian homes, the Crescent Hotel with all of it's ghosts,  Saint Elizabeth Catholic Church, the Queen Anne Mansion and all of the other things to do and see there.  We happened to spend Halloween in Eureka Springs and we had a great night watching all the kids (little and big) get dressed up in costumes and go from house to house.

Driving around the countryside near Eureka Springs in the fall is soooo beautiful.  The colors were vivid, the air was clean and there was a slight chill in the air....perfect time of the year to visit.


Beaver LakeSunday, September 02, 2012

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Beautiful lake and fall colors too.

CountrysideSunday, September 02, 2012

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Love this photo.....do you see a driver in the car?  Maybe it's a ghost car from the past!

Eureka Springs & North Arkansas Railway Train Ride & MuseumSunday, September 02, 2012
This was a fun but short train ride.  Our ticket says  "A standard gauge steam railroad through the Ozaks, restoring, perserving & promoting the Age of Steam".  Although this was once a train powered by a steam engine it now runs on a diesel engine.  We rode a short distance, got off the train and puts coins on the track for the engine to smash, took lots of photos and listenened to the conductor's entertaining stories (he was a great storyteller)  while the engine disconnected from the passenger car to turn around.  After the engine and car re-connected, back to the museum.   We had fun and spent a few hours looking around.  The train is in town so it was easy to get there.  

Eureka Springs & North Arkansas Railway 4Sunday, September 02, 2012

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More tails from the conductor.

Eureka Springs & North Arkansas Railway 3Sunday, September 02, 2012

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The conductor giving us the history of the train.

Eureka Springs & North Arkansas Railway 2Sunday, September 02, 2012

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All Aboard.  Alan preparing to board with the conductor's help.

Eureka Springs & North Arkansas Railway 1Sunday, September 02, 2012

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This little engine turns around  at the entrance to the train depot.

Halloween, Queen Anne Mansion and Grotto SpringSunday, September 02, 2012
We got to spend Halloween in Eureka Springs and it was lots of fun.  It was family oriented and seemed like most of the town participated.  It's always fun to see the kiddles having so much fun.

The newly restored Queen Anne Mansion was beautiful.  You can see where  lot of dollars were spent in the four year restoration.  We only have pictures of the outside as inside photos were not allowed.  The woodwork was so amazing inside-----wish I could show you!  We recommend that you visit the mansion if  you love beautiful craftsmanship....there are some wood pocket doors that are awesome.  

We discovered the Spring Grotto as we were driving around Eureka Springs.  Early  towns people discovered the spring and it was thought to have had healing powers.  The spring is set among the rock, trees and flowers, a great place to take a little break.

Grotto SpringSunday, September 02, 2012

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Alan entering the spring.

Queen Anne MansionSunday, September 02, 2012

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Look at the detail.  The inside wood crafts are amazing. Photos were not allowed inside...see website for more pictures.

Halloween NightSunday, September 02, 2012

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All that is left are his legs!

The 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa and St. Elizabeth Catholic ChurchSunday, September 02, 2012
In the hills above  Eureka Springs sits the 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa.  It is a member of the Historic Hotels of America.  During the school year it is a great get away for couples and girlfriends with lots of unique shopping and galleries to visit.  Great place to have a wedding.   It has a old nostalgic and haunted feeling.  There is a photo album at the front desk with photos of ghosts and guest's experiences.  After looking through the album we plan to return and spend the night ....maybe we will see a ghost!

Saint Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church has become a landmark in Eureka Springs and is listed on the National Historic Register.   Modeled after the St. Sophia's church in Istanbul, Turkey.  It is a such a beautiful building that we came upon a young couple taking their wedding photos outside the church even though they didn't get married there.  The church sits just below the Crescent Hotel.  

St. Elizabeth Catholic Church by the Crescent Hotel 2Sunday, September 02, 2012

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Simple & beautiful alter. Peaceful.

St. Elizabeth Catholic Church by the Crescent Hotel 1Sunday, September 02, 2012

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Church sits just below the Crescent Hotel, they share the road.

Crescent Hotel and SpaSunday, September 02, 2012

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The 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa from the road below.

October in Eureka Springs.Sunday, September 02, 2012
We drove from Austin, Texas,  to Eureka Springs, Arkansas, to see the fall color change.  We saw spectacular colors and so many  beautiful Victorian homes.  We had a very relaxing time.

Eureka Springs 4Sunday, September 02, 2012

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Autumn street in town.

Eureka Springs 3Sunday, September 02, 2012

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Baptist Church.

Eureka Springs 2Sunday, September 02, 2012

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Rock Cottage Gardens, very charming.

Eureka Springs 1Sunday, September 02, 2012

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This beautiful home belonged to Dr. R.G. Floyd, is now a  bed and breakfast inn.

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