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 ~
View of the Christ of the Ozarks.
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???
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!
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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….♥
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.
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!
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.
I wouldn’t want to do it in the summertime….so glad we were there on a good weather day! Lucky you….
I pictured Arkansas as flat… I guess my picture was wrong! Nice words and photos!
The Ozarks Mountains in Arkansas and Missouri offer beautiful views. Now Kansas….flat….giving those tornadoes extra time to build. 🙂
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.
I will sure do that for you. I know many Oklahoma teachers….my parent’s neighbor right behind them (in Moore) in fact. You have such a caring heart. ♥
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!
I sent you a fb message Darla about E.S. If you don’t wanna go far….you might even think about Roman Nose. I’ve heard from Chi and some other friends, that they’ve remodeled their lodge and that it’s really nice. But I have not been there in years.
thanks again, I haven’t even got to talk to Clint about it. But I need to get away if for no other reason than to reconnect with my camera on a non work related way.
yes you do!!
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! 🙂
Awwww….now you are a sweet friend. But I’d make you fall with all my screamin’ and kickin’! We wouldn’t want that! 🙂
I could handle it…but glad you made it up and back down without me!! 🙂
You guys are an adorable couple! Love the photos. Thanks for taking me along on another one of your road trips. 🙂
Thank you so much for going with us 🙂 So were you standing up through the sunroof with me?
you bet! With one of those megaphones! Saying, “Hello from Canada!”
Of course! I love it!
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. 🙂
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.
You always make me smile, Viveka! That silly ghost….I must say he/she had good taste. It was “real” bracelet, of course. 🙂
Sorry, about your lost – but look at it as it has gone to a good cause. *smile – I’m 99% sure it’s a she … I have met a ghost too, in Belfast … http://wp.me/p293Pw-5bj.
An awesome post….thank you!
31 years ago.
Now THAT is the successful climb 🙂
Awww….thank you. Much tougher than the fire tower ♥
wow with views like that I would have been up there in a shot… beautiful captures …
Well of course you would have, Bulldog….you are fearless! 🙂 Thank you ~ paula
Love the views — amazing! And I love the fact you took me there with you. Thanks! 🙂
and yes — eerie re your bracelet… 🙂
You are so sweet to go with us.
And yes….that bracelet thing is still freaky!
Me… I would have stayed on the ground, I am petrified of heights. The photos are beautiful, thank you for sharing.
When we were there a couple of days before I tried talking another couple (that we met while shopping) into climbing with us. But they didn’t. I was excited we made it back to actually do it. It was harder coming down than going up!
Thank you, Linda. ♥
I admire you for doing it. I think I am just a big old ninny.
Haha! So am I!
so cool, glad you did it )
🙂 me, too!
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. 🙂
Yep….in other words….”You are on your own!” 🙂
thank you….. it was worth the climb 🙂
Great photos and good for you for climbing up. I don’t do it anymore– it’s the coming down that gets me dizzy.
I agree…the down is more difficult than the up! Thanks and hope your weekend has been a good one 🙂
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!
Glad to trigger fond memories. I look forward to doing this again next trip! paula 🙂
Love the pictures 🙂
Thanks so much. A great climb!