Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Day trip

While visiting family in Missouri, we decided to take a day trip to Arkansas to see the wellknown Thorncrown Chapel and also see the new Frank Lloyd Wright house erected at Crystal Bridges Museum.
The chapel, which has garnered national recognition for its architecture, is beuatifully tucked away among the trees. The front of the chapel is all glass, making it appear as if you are looking straight out into nature. Every detail is meticiolously attended to for aestetics and compatability with the site. It was nice to read that the chapel hosts weekly services and that everyone was welcome to come in, sit for a while, meditate on God's provisions and creation, and admire the amazing construction. Despite its national fame it has not let go of its Christian roots and tenants. Someone was sitting there, ready to pray with anyone who desired prayers.

Our next stop was Eureka Springs, a quiant little tourist town tucked into the valley. We enjoyed a delicious luncheon on the top floor of the Crescent Hotel. The weather was so good that we could sit outside and we even needed to ask that they roll out the sun awning to give us some much needed shade. The view was fantastic, the food tasty, and the company the best!

Our last stop was the Crystal Bridges Museum to primarily take a a peak at its newest addition, a Frank Lloyd Wright house that was dismantled and moved from New Jersey. We were too late to get tickets to go inside, but we did enjoy it as we walked around the gardens.

Bob and Noah could not help but arrange for their very own live artwork - Lady in elevator. Photobombing was included :-)

Bob, our courteous driver, chauffeured us around in style and we throughly enjoyed our little trip with family.

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