Dogwood Junction has changed locations. They're now located down around the corner near Twin Springs Park.
We saw the open sign on the other day, so we headed in!
I'm so glad we did! We had a wonderful time!
My boys are saving for kites. We happily watched a demo for the Sting Ray Super Flyer!
Then we were invited to the back to check out the super huge kite! This is only half of the kite. We'd love to see this fly someday.
As we were saying our goodbyes and figuring out how much money the boys still needed to save, we were told about Dogwood Junction's collaboration with the Cafe on Broadway.
Rent a bike at Dogwood Junction while perusing the Cafe on Broadway's menu. Pay for your bike rental and meal right there at Dogwood Junction. They'll throw in a picnic basket and blanket for you to use. Hop on your bike, and head north up Broadway Street...
...to the Cafe on Broadway!
The wonderful folks at the Cafe will be watching for you.
Stop your bike (but no need to hop off), and the Cafe will run out with your meal and place it in the picnic basket.
Such an easy way to enjoy a delightful spring evening in Downtown Siloam Springs.
Bike down and around the trails until you find a perfect spot to spread your blanket and eat your salad or sandwich. I love this idea and plan to take advantage of it soon!
Saturday being a Farmer's Market morning, we headed Downtown. As we headed toward the park, we couldn't help but notice this sign outside of Creative Corner on Broadway. Owner Julie invited us in to see what was going on.
It turns out Saturday was National Scrapbook Day!
These ladies had scrapped into the wee hours of Friday night and showed up bright and early again on Saturday morning to finish their projects. They didn't even take time to get dressed--yep, they're dedicated scrapbookers--they scrapped in their jammies. :-)
And speaking of dedication...
I'm sure your mother is dedicated.
Have you figured out a way to appreciate Mom on Mother's Day?
It's just a few days away! Sunday, May 13th is the day.
If you haven't thought of a gift for mom as of yet, stop in at Creative Corner on Broadway. Julie will be more than happy to help you put together a little something.
Along with Rogers, Arkansas, birthplace of Walmart, and Bentonville,
home of the new Crystal Bridges Museum of Art, Siloam Springs is one of a
handful of noteworthy towns in the scenic northwest corner of the
state. At the western edge of the Ozark Mountains, it was settled by homesteaders after the Cherokee Nation was pushed along the Trail of Tears to
Oklahoma, saw important frontier engagements during the Civil War like
the Battle of Prairie Grove, and then attracted health-seekers who came
to sample therapeutic water from 28 springs in the late 1800s. Now its
sturdy, copasetic downtown is a state-recognized historic Main Street
community with a park built around several still-flowing springs and
plenty of Ozark Mountain dogwoods, springtime stars of a popular
festival. The Sager Creek Arts Center, Siloam Springs Museum and
Christian John Brown University, founded in a cornfield in 1919, bring
exhibitions, concerts and lectures to a town that could model for a
postage stamp commemorating the American heartland. -- SS