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Old 08-01-2010, 11:59 AM   #826
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Something a little bit different.

I know a lot of us are fixated on the Ozarks and either live there or go there to ride. That being said, today I decided to head the other way, out into the Arkansas delta, just a little ways, to take a trip into my own history. I had been missing my grandma, who passed away a little less than two years ago. I felt like I needed to go to where we buried her, a feeling I had never had before. I firmly believe as a Christian that she's in Heaven with Jesus right now, but still, I wanted to go to the cemetary. On the way, I also stopped to see if a local landmark restaurant would be open for breakfast on sunday (they weren't), and on the way back to Little Rock I stopped by the old family farmstead in England. Here's some pics.

Heading out, this is the road I live on.


Stopped for gas, the roads were empty.


Cotham's, in Scott. Closed on sundays. They have some great food.




Mulberry Cemetary, in England. It's surrounded by corn, apparently.




It took me a little while to find the headstone, since it wasn't up last I was here. There was one put up for her and my grandfather, as well as his original one from when he died young in 1957. I wish I had met the man, I have heard so many great stories about him.



Here's the old farmstead, where my dad lived as a boy with his five siblings and parents, before granddad died from a surgeon's careless mistake. After his death this land was sold and the money put in a fund that sustained my grandmother until her dying day, fifty-one years later. Somebody was a good investor. These trees, planted by my great-granfather, are all that remain. Up until recently there was also a concrete slab that my granddad had poured for a shed to sit on, but now it looks like it's under cotton.







Then I hopped back on the bike and met my own sweet family at church.

Cheers.
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Old 08-01-2010, 12:12 PM   #827
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Then I hopped back on the bike and met my own sweet family at church.

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Nice RR ....do your feet touch the ground better on the Trump than on the DR?
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Old 08-01-2010, 12:13 PM   #828
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Was this Cave Mountain Road? If it was this was the trail head for Hawksbill Krag. If it wasn't it looks just like it. Worth the hike if your in good shape.
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Old 08-01-2010, 01:03 PM   #829
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Yeah Wayno, I believe even you could hold that Bonneville up. :)
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Old 08-01-2010, 01:11 PM   #830
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Great report DTZDR. I ride through Scott and England often on my bicycle... Nice to know some history from the place. Thanks for sharing your faith as well.
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Old 08-01-2010, 01:17 PM   #831
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Thanks Mr Bill, I did see a lot of bicyclists out there today.
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Old 08-01-2010, 01:31 PM   #832
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Wasn't me.. I was cooking in the afternoon heat on HWY 64 riding to Plummerville and back.

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Old 08-01-2010, 04:39 PM   #833
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No, don't think so

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Was this Cave Mountain Road? If it was this was the trail head for Hawksbill Krag. If it wasn't it looks just like it. Worth the hike if your in good shape.
I don't see that road on our route so don't think so but then Mr. Garmin has lied to me before! The trail looked very nice and well maintained but hiking was not in the plan in the heat we had so just noted it and rode on.

Duane,
Thanks for your write up, great to hear the history of your old homestead and Grandparents . Thanks for sharing it was great as usual.
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Old 08-01-2010, 04:43 PM   #834
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Yeah Wayno, I believe even you could hold that Bonneville up. :)
I aint worried about holding it up just touching the ground
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Old 08-01-2010, 05:59 PM   #835
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Old 08-01-2010, 06:14 PM   #836
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I aint worried about holding it up just touching the ground
With my feet>>>>>
Got the DR down quite a bit now...will make a big difference.....I hope
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Old 08-01-2010, 07:39 PM   #837
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With my feet>>>>>
Got the DR down quite a bit now...will make a big difference.....I hope
I felt like it made a big difference when I lowered mine.
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Old 08-02-2010, 06:57 PM   #838
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I felt like it made a big difference when I lowered mine.
When I got my KLR it had the lowering links on the rear and the fork tubes clamped an inch lower than stock.
Dang thing bottomed out the swingarm on the muffler so I went back to the stock links and raised the tubes to stock height.

Decided just to build a bridge, and get over it (the height of the bike ) Works great now, but I have to hang a cheek off to stand flat footed.
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Old 08-06-2010, 02:48 PM   #839
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Just no catching up. Nice pics of the old home place there Dwayne. Neat stuff.

I need to go out to the farm, haven't been there in months. Sure do miss my dad when I go there, he died 2 years ago too.

Our farm has belonged to a Calico since 1899. Cost a $100. Bet my great grand dad though that was a lot of money too.
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Old 08-06-2010, 05:53 PM   #840
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