If you didn’t know, let me tell you now that I was born in Texas, raised in Arkansas (wrote a post about it), and now I’m residing back in Texas. I didn’t know how much I loved and would miss Arkansas until it was time to go! I really miss it, so I’m going to share some of the wonderful treasures I experienced as a resident in the greatest natural state: Arkansas!
Hope, AR Watermelon
I don’t eat anybody else’s watermelon, point blank period. Ok, so that’s extreme. But it takes a lot for me to try watermelon from anywhere else, because in my experience, no other watermelon ever tastes as good. I usually pout about how horrible a watermelon from elsewhere tastes in comparison to Hope watermelon. In the summer, I request Hope watermelon, and my family usually delivers. This is serious, y’all. SERIOUS! They even have an annual Hope Watermelon Festival every summer! I’m just sayin’, if you want the best watermelon ever, get you a Hope, AR watermelon. But, caution: you’ll never want any other type of watermelon after it.
Hot Springs & it’s Water
Here’s another naturally delicious and healing resource. The natural state has it, baby! Hot Springs, AR has been famous since before the times of European invaders. Native Americans called it “the Valley of Vapors.” That is very fitting, because if you ever tried to stick your hand or toe in that water… Woooooahh, HOT! The historic bath houses now serve as spas and museums along the bath house row. There’s also an O-G-double-O-G gangsta history in the town, too; but that’s neither here, nor there. It’s about the water folks. And the scenery. If it was up to only me, whenever I get married in the future, it would be right here in this city, outside with the mountains surrounding the illusive *us.* I love the spa city!
future husband, let’s get married here in the fall ❤
Woo Pig Sooie! Do you speak our hog call language? Every (well, almost) Arkansan is a Razorback fan, even if they’ve never traveled to Fayetteville before. Me myself, I’m all out crazy for the track and cross country/long distance team. Growing up as a runner, I got to run on the same trails with them. It was so inspirational. Most everyone else is crazy about either the Diamond Hogs (baseball), the football team, or the basketball team. Click the photo to see more Razorback traditions like our Hog Call. We’re so unique!
Not technically mountains, but don’t try to dull our shine (that’s a pun if you know about the diamonds in Arkansas haha)! The altitude is higher than anywhere else in the state, so there. There is no other place like Northwest Arkansas in the fall, y’all. Seeing these mountains change colors is like glimpsing heaven on earth! Better than a rainbow! Fayetteville, what I claim as my hometown, is at the foothills of the Ozarks. So many glorious big hills, and I love it!
View of surrounding “mountains” from Highway 540
This is just the beginning of the list, y’all, so stick around. While you’re at it, if you’re looking for somewhere to visit this summer (or spring, winter or fall), get you hind parts to Arkansas! =) You will love my other home state! ❤