Chillin Trail Series: Ranch North Woods Preserve

So this quick video of my next trail Ranch North Woods Preserve on the Little Maumelle River must have once been an epic trail. However the people who donated it or maintaining it have done a complete shit job, this trail is over run with forrests, trees, mud, and no clear paths. Plus a million swarms of bugs, etc, this trail needs ALOT of love before I ever step foot back in here. However walking in and out of the trail has some beautiful scene views. Quick photo/video below of the experience.

Chillin Trail Series: Connor Park + Built shelf in garage.

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As you can see it’s right off the main thoroughfare.

This park is confusing, it has a pond that you can walk around and hang out (mostly for HS kids to get drunk at I’m sure but also a trail that leads you to a mountain of climbing. We had to opt to turn back because it ended up being downed trees and very uncleaned pathways. However did spot a cool rock formation along the way. However I will attempt Connor Park again soon as they hopefully clean it up a bit.

Any clue what this is?

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Check out this dope action! Shout out to Youtube for helping me build my own shelf in my garage, it’s legit yo!

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Chillin Trail Series: River Mountain Park Trail

    Another trail down, this one the River Mountain Park Trail… by far the most treacherous of the trails I’ve done so far because it was in the middle of a neighborhood. You park on the side of the road and bam all of a sudden your in the forest.

It was an amazing sight thought to find this beautiful trail in the middle of suburbia. It’s a 2.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail. Has a river that runs through in and a dope ass waterfall pond. I only made it half way and turned back, but during winter time I want to take this trail on all the way and back. River mountain was a 3 on 1-5.

 

Beautiful pond along the way, also check out some raw footage below.

 

Chillin Trail Series: Big Dam Bridge

So I’ve recently started to slowly workout, take on trails, bike rides, adventures, etc. I pretty much document the new trails and parks I discover and will be posting them here. The first trail I found on my “All Trails” app was Big Dam Bridge few miles from me and decided to give it a go. This is not so much a trail as walking over a bridge, but here’s about the bridge:

Originally intended to be called Murray Bridge, the Big Dam Bridge in Arkansas spans the Arkansas River and Murray Lock and Dam between Little Rock and North Little Rock and is open only to pedestrian and bicycle traffic. At 4,226 feet (1288 m) in length it is the longest pedestrian/bicycle bridge in North America that has never been used by trains or motor vehicles. It rises to 90 feet (27 m) over the Arkansas River and 30 feet (9.1 m) over the dam. The span over the river is 3,463 feet (1055 m), with the ramps on either side of the river accounting for the rest of the length.

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Big Dam Bridge Side View

Hitting up a new wild looking trail tomorrow so check back.

The Butcher Shop in Little Rock, AR

Found this place on Yelp and was super curious as to what it’s image exactly was. Wasn’t boasting it self as a high-end steak house, nor a low end so had to give it a whirl.

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Front of Butcher Shop

Butcher Shop is a huge building, with an open floor plan, kind of retro 90’s style which is cool, a lot of the older crowd enjoying themselves and an open kitchen towards the back.

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Butcher Shop Menu

Our waitress at Butcher Shop was excellent, our food was decent, and a classic type place to enjoy a meal. This is a family restaurant that you could enjoy 5-6 days a week if you lived in the area and just wanted to enjoy some decent food and great service. Had the prime roasted beef which was tasty, and adding the sauce on top with a house salad and fully loaded baked potato. Tasty.

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Prime Rib, Au Jus, Loaded Baked Potato NOM

I’ll be back. (Been back few times now)

Last standing filming location of Gone with the Wind, the Old Mill

Since moving to Little Rock, the Old Mill has always been a place I wanted to check out since it was in the opening credits of the movie “Gone with the Wind”, I’ve never seen the movie nor want to but I think movie props are still cool relics. Also knowing this is the last known prop of the movie to still stand I had to check it out. I made a video of my encounter with this old mill, view it below.

Was a rainy gone with the wind kind of day and could hear the sounds of music playing in the background, the atmosphere was dank, the mill was lustrous, the Pandora avatar looking bridge was also epic. This place is COOL, also very serene and peaceful, yet inspiring to want to post up and write a novel. If your around, check out the old mill, very chill place.

Check out info about it here: http://northlittlerock.org/attractions_detail/285

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