This last weekend, Chad and I took a “daycation,” which is a day trip vacation and a made up word. It was our last weekend of summer together so we decided to go on a few fun adventures. We went to a drive through safari first, which was basically just acres upon acres of animals roaming and me wanting to hug every single creature I laid eyes on. Let me tell you, the baby deer and cows were in abundance and absolutely huggable. The park also had a petting zoo, which is when my happiness level went through the roof. I became best friends with a few goats who gave me kisses and chewed on my camera strap. Chad became best friends with a little baby cow who wanted nothing more than for Chad to continue to scratch his chin.
All of that petting and swooning can really make someone hungry. So, we set off to Eureka Springs, which is a tiny little artsy and historic town known for its’ good vibes. (Side note: we were fully stocked with a car ride snack of an apple and Justin’s chocolate hazelnut butter deliciousness: Click Now, Thank Me Later ) I had done some research beforehand to figure out a lunch spot with delicious food options and great drink options, because, like I said, I eat my way through anywhere I visit, so I like to plan ahead.
LOCAL FLAVOR CAFE. Blood orange mimosa. Rum runner. Spinach Artichoke Dip. And those good vibes I mentioned before. When you start off a meal that well, you know you’re in for one of those experiences where you leave the restaurant way more full than you had planned to be but you would happily turn right back around and try another thing or two on the menu. A chicken chipotle pita was devoured by me (with a really damn fresh side of avocado) and Chad inhaled a meatball sub and was genuinely upset when the sourdough bread bun ran out before the meatball. Ratios are key when building a bite. He will learn one day. See the foodie pictures below, and absolutely make a stop in the cute little town if you ever get the chance.
Oh, and then we saw the Christ of the Ozarks! Humans have built some pretty remarkable things.