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I'm more obsessed with the idea of vacation than any one particular vacation spot. I love to explore new places and cultures. Candice Accola

The Journey Continues

Last issue I left you at the Roaring River State Park. I finally found the camping I had planned on before I ever started this trip. It was an excellent spot and would have made a nice base camp. It was time to head south and leave Missouri behind.

Saying Good-Bye to the Ozarks

Vowing to return to the Ozarks, I reluctantly fired up Amana and shifted her into gear. Easing the clutch out I made my way out of the park, waving at the new friends I had just made that very morning. Entering Park Road F, I took in the tranquil scene, with bright sunlight beaming down through a cloudless, deep blue sky. A perfect morning for a ride.

One-Lane Bridge
The Little Golden Gate of Arkansas

Anyone that knows me knows that I love bridges, especially one-lane bridges. You can imagine how happy I was to visit one of my favorite one-lane bridges located in Beaver, Arkansas. Spanning the White River, it has survived several floods,

The people of Arkansas consider the bridge to be a treasure. It is located northwest of Eureka Springs on AR-187.

Well before the Civil War, a settlement named Rector’s Place existed on the site. In 1850 Wilson A. Beaver settled on the present town site where he operated a ferry, inn and gristmill on the White River.

If you've seen the movie "Elizabethtown" the bridge made a brief appearance. There is no possible way two cars can pass each other. The current bridge was built in 1949; the bridge is 554 feet long and only 11 feet wide.

There is a park next to the bridge. It is a perfect place to stop and give it a rest. You’ll have plenty of photo ops. Just to the east of the park there is an old train bridge used in the mini series, "The Blue and The Grey".

If you need to mail a letter, there is a little post office on the north side of the bridge.

Well Buckaroo’s, this issue will wrap up this tale of travel through Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri. From Beaver I made it back over the Talimena and then home, after a quick stop at the visitors station and travelers rest stop just across the Oklahoma/Texas border on US-75.

Don't forget;
ride often, ride hard and ride safe, but mostly ...
Ride em if ya go em!

The Little Golden Gate Bridge
Crossing the White River
The Texas Star
Entering Texas - Coming Home
Butterfly Rest Too

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