Monday, October 17, 2016

Road Trip to Arkansas: Day 2

Day two of the road trip started with an early morning wake-up at Marva and Jim's house.  I took a better picture of my necklace (strictly for blogging purposes) and then Marva provided French pastries and to-go coffee for us. 

It was a dreary, rainy day and it took us close to two hours to completely get out of the Dallas area. 

Once we were somewhat out of town we stopped at the Collin Street Bakery strictly because the roadside signs convinced us it was a not-to-be-missed experience.  This bakery was featured on the Food Network as the best fruitcake in the country.

We thought we'd buy some as souvenirs, but quickly realized they were out of our price range. 

The mini is about 5 inches across and weighs 9 ounces.  It was about $18.

The big boy (a little less than 2 pounds) is about $30. 

We did leave with some delicious cookies for later in the day.  The cherry icebox ones were delightful.

We had to make an unexpected stop in Texarcana to get a new rental car because the A/C in our car had just randomly and with no warning quit working. 

After that it was smooth (if slow) sailing into Arkansas. Day one of driving was about 14 hours and Day two was about 9 hours.  Blech. 

  I made Michael take pictures while I drove because it was beautiful scenery.  Of course the pictures don't depict how lovely it was at all. 

We made it to Harrison, Arkansas in just enough time to shower and get ready for the rehearsal dinner.  They were running late so we got to see some of the rehearsal too.  

Oh, have I mentioned that we met my parents there?  They flew into Tulsa, spent a few days there and then drove to Arkansas. They got in a couple of hours before us. 
Back at the hotel after the dinner we did a full fledged photo shoot in the lobby.  What else would you expect?

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