What You Can Get For A Dollar

fall vacation tower sign

We pulled into Eureka Springs, Arkansas, and I saw the fire tower….again. The weather was perfect outside and it was calling to us…. climb me. Okay….maybe it was only talking to me. But it was only a dollar!  And once I asked hubby if he’d rather climb the tower or zip-line….he reluctantly agreed to climb the tower.  I assured him we could always turn around and come back down if it was too much.  There was no way I was not going to the top ~

fall vacation tower underfall vacation christ

View of the Christ of the Ozarks.

fall vacation cloud view

fall vacation crescent

A view of the haunting Crescent Hotel.  We stayed here on our honeymoon 31 years ago.  Just a couple of years ago we took their ghost tour.  My bracelet disappeared and was never found.  Coincidence???

fall vacation tower marvin

fall vacation tower paula

fall vacation cloud view rail

fall vacation fire tower
With the breeze and the clouds and sun playing peek-a-boo, I ‘d say it was a dollar well spent, wouldn’t you? What a view. Next trip…..I’m climbing the one on the other end of town!

Happy Day ♥ Be Nice To People

p.s.  I am a big chicken.  I’m afraid of heights and bugs and creaky noises.  All of which occurred on this little hike up and down.  Who knew yellow jackets would want to go that high?  Hubby was concerned I’d get up there and he’d have to carry me down.  🙂  But he didn’t.  Thanks for the escort, my dear….♥

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50 Responses to What You Can Get For A Dollar

  1. Southernruralroute.wordpress.com says:

    The dollar climb to the top was interesting but of greater import was your bracelet. Are you saying your bracelet disappeared on the ghost tour? Like one of those pick pocket ghosts slipped it off your wrist? I’m spooked!

    • Yes! During the tour they told us of one certain “ghost” that had been known to steal jewelry. When we were down in the basement a bit later, we were listening and I reached down to play with my bracelet….and it was gone. I elbowed hubby…then interrupted…we all started looking around, retraced our steps, but never found it. By that time I was wishing we hadn’t book our room to stay there again that night! Creepy.

      • Southernruralroute.wordpress.com says:

        Did you count your unmentionables? I’ll bet that pilfering ghost helped himself to some of your lacy undies,too.

      • Well now that you mention it! lol! Actually…the morning we left….I was really dizzy and barely made it down the stairs. I think he/she spiked my drink!

  2. artsifrtsy says:

    Congrats for making it to the top! Most people quite about two flights down. It really is the only way to get a panoramic view in these hills.

  3. omtatjuan says:

    I pictured Arkansas as flat… I guess my picture was wrong! Nice words and photos!

  4. ly says:

    Wow! Beautiful from up there! Interesting that your blog came to me while I’m watching teachers from Moore talk about that day. News footage on NBC thanking classroom teachers from there and Sandy Hook has me crying again. If you ever have the chance, thank an Oklahoma teacher for your blog friend in Georgia.

  5. I was just going to write you to see where you would suggest Clint and I go for a long weekend get away. You always seem to know the best places for the prettiest pictures. We talked about Eureka Springs and also the Talaminah Skyline Drive. I want color but not just color so where can we go for both???? Even somewhere entirely different wouldn’t be bad.
    Oh BTW Love your pics!

  6. Bonnie says:

    I love this and so glad you made it to the top, what an awesome view! I love the shot with the clouds above the trees. I would have carried you down! 🙂

  7. You guys are an adorable couple! Love the photos. Thanks for taking me along on another one of your road trips. 🙂

  8. Wonderful post, great pics, great story! That rig looked mighty flimsy to me! Glad you lived to tell the tale, and made it back down under your own power.

    • Ha! When we got to the top and a board would creak…I’d tell hubby to quit moving! You are the brave one….you that sleeps with the wild animals without a flashlight….and so much more. I am working on my fears….little by little. 🙂

  9. viveka says:

    For … being afraid of heights you done a fantastic job with this post – and for $1.00 I would stay on the ground. *smile – fantastic views and scenery. I sure some fashionable ghost is wearing your bracelet.

  10. 31 years ago.
    Now THAT is the successful climb 🙂

  11. bulldog says:

    wow with views like that I would have been up there in a shot… beautiful captures …

  12. Love the views — amazing! And I love the fact you took me there with you. Thanks! 🙂

    and yes — eerie re your bracelet… 🙂

  13. linda says:

    Me… I would have stayed on the ground, I am petrified of heights. The photos are beautiful, thank you for sharing.

  14. ksbeth says:

    so cool, glad you did it )

  15. Wonderful pictures, Paula, and that hotel is beautiful! What a great adventure!

    I liked this part: “Every precaution has been made to make this tower safe.” Thank goodness the sign looks relatively new. 🙂

  16. Great photos and good for you for climbing up. I don’t do it anymore– it’s the coming down that gets me dizzy.

  17. russtowne says:

    Thank you for the fun post. It brought back memories of the time I got to climb a Forest Service Fire Watch Tower as a youngster. What a view!

  18. slesser1013 says:

    Love the pictures 🙂

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