Went up to Springfield one day and visited Bass Pro Shops.
This is the ceiling. It's supposed to be what a fish see when he looks up at the top of the water from underneath. Weird View.
We happened to be there when they fed the alligator. Here he is eating a rat.
The entire store has scenes like this, full of full scale outdoor scenes with stuffed animals. They also have several live aquariums too.
Wilson Creek Battlefield is only a few miles outside of Springfield. This is the John Ray home, which served as a battlefield hospital during the battle. His family was in the cellar during the battle. John Ray was pro-union, even though he owned slaves. I learned Missouri had more skirmishes and battles than any other state during the Civil War.
Harrison, AR, hosted the Crawdad Festival. Part of the festivities was a car show. Isn't that a cute dog?
FedEx had Denny Hamlin's car on display.
We were here 2 years ago and enjoyed the festivities, so we came back to check it out again.
I didn't know they had gorilla's in Arkansas!
The best part of the day was the cardboard kayak/canoe races. They have to build a boat using only cardboard, duct tape and paint. This year there were 3 teams entered. The Hillcrest Home boat was the clear winner this year.