Monday, October 25, 2010

The Walking Trails

We are quite lucky to have miles of paved walking trails in Siloam Springs.  The trails wind themselves to the local parks, past schools, around John Brown University, and right through the middle of Downtown.
While the trails are a great for an evening run or a fast-paced morning walk, they are also quite nice for a slow nature hike on a sunny afternoon.
We recently met up with a few friends and set off looking for nature's treasures.  We stopped to smell the wild flowers.
And had a snack on one of the newly installed benches.
And then we found something quite exciting!
A turtle had decided to use our trails for his afternoon jaunt!
For more information on the walking trails complete with a map to help make your exploration plans, click here.
See you on the trails!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Errand Fridays

For whatever reason, Fridays seem to be our errand days.
I load up my boys and head Downtown to take care of business.
We usually start with a visit to Arvest.  My boys know Friday is popcorn day at the bank!
We drop our letters in the mailbox in front of the old post office.
We head up Broadway Street to pay our utility bill.
And we finish our morning with a treat at the Cafe on Broadway.
Living near Downtown makes errand day easy and fun!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Fall Vegetables at the Farmers' Market

There are only a few more weeks left to visit our Farmers' Market.
Last week we picked up lettuce, butternut squash, and turnips.  We roasted the Cheney Farm turnips in olive oil and sea salt at 425 for about 30 minutes, and then we ate them!
Head down now for some fall veggies.  The market is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7am-1pm.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Enjoying the Leaves

Glimpses of fall are appearing Downtown...
 It's time to head Downtown, grab a pumpkin spice latte and enjoy the view!
I think October is Siloam Springs' prettiest month.