Driving back to Arkansas after a trip down South to help the family out after Hurricane Harvey hit was an eye opener! Corpus Christi was suppose to be a direct hit but it turned at the last minute and whacked Rockport/Refurio and went up to Houston. I captured some photos on my phone on the way through Refurio, looked like an apocalyptic event.
Starting to see some damage. Telephone polls down.
This was a famous Sandwich shop, now completely torn down.
This casino type place got some damage.
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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.
Branson was an alright town, it wasn’t bad, but wasn’t a place I’d want to come back to unless I’m 90 or I’m coming to Silver Dollar City. The gluten free scene is non-existent and the overall quality of things is eh C-, I’d rather splurge on Vegas and get the same thing. But driving back we found an awesome little Lake Shop called Fergusons that had some awesome food.
Fergusons was an excellent little stop, who would have thought. (no cell phone service here).
+no gluten free bread or menu
Headed back to Little Rock from Branson we got quite hungry and wanted to find somewhere to stop and eat, sure enough we passed this place and said hmm let’s turn around and check it out. It reminds me of a place back in Texas you hit up before you float the river with a very homey vibe and gives you a sense of adventure.
The service was not bad, the restaurant is real small and has a bunch of flea market same stuff you find at any gift shop kind of stuff to buy. The food however was excellent, I’m not sure if everything is homemade but it sure seemed like it. I got a burger with no bun/fries, the meat was seasoned perfectly (small burger) however extremely tasty with cheese + bacon, nom. The fries seemed to be also fresh cut and excellent flavoring especially with ketchup.
Only reason I knocked off a star was the lady at the front who proclaimed to be from Ireland was eating the entire time we were trying to check out. We let these older people go ahead of us and then she started chatting up a storm to them while we waited and then soon as they were done she sat back down and started eating while we were literally staring at her to check out like “hello”, finally we made it out. Other that that Ferguson’s is a gem.
Thanks for checking out Branson Week, Chillin out until next week.
Quick Update Note:I’ve been working alot so haven’t had time to update, but still very active! I will update soon as time permits, here is a dope article I found when doing some research on some knifes I wanted to purchase. I’ve been collecting 1930’s Disney Merch and almost lost $50 to a fake, good thing I found this article, will post here.
So Walt didn’t feature any rides at the Worlds Fair in Chicago however he did have a few merchandise items there unlike the 1964 World’s Fair. So check this read out.
There’s an old saying that if you repeat a lie often enough, people will eventually believe it. That applies not only to words but also to reproductions of antiques and collectibles.
Take the case of the Mickey Mouse 1933 Worlds Fair pocket knife.
A collector once wrote to ACRN to report this knife was being reproduced. He owned an original for which he paid $115. He wanted to let us know he found a reproduction in a nearby antique mall for only $8
Moving to Little Rock in the past year everyone told me it never snows in Little Rock, well the first year I was here it snowed! I filmed some things and enjoyed it. These are my highlights at the old house in video format. Hoping it snows again this year in Winter I have found the best hills to sled down and paths to hike to have some epic fun snow days, unlike Texas.
If your from the area send me a message where the best place in Arkansas is to find some snow, I really wanna hit up the good areas this year.
So I asked Alexa, “Alexa, what’s the fastest domestic cat?” She said the Egyptian Mau which can top speeds up to 33MPH!?!?! I said I have to find these and obtain them. Sure enough someone near us in Arkansas had some and we adopted two baby kitties. We named them Tesla & Enya and they can zoom faster than you can say The Flash. Here are some of the photos soon as we picked them up in a Popeye’s parking lot (Little Rock Fashion) style. Perfect way to bring in the New Year 2017!
Read about these egyptian maus below!
The Egyptian Mau is the fastest of the domestic cats, with its longer hind legs, and unique flap of skin extending from the flank to the back knee, providing for greater agility and length of stride. Maus have been clocked running more than 48 km/h (30 mph).
Maus often possess very musical voices. They are known to chirp, chortle, and emit other distinctly unusual vocalizations when stimulated. Another behavior, quite common in happy Maus, has been described as “wiggle-tail.” The cat, whether female or male, wiggles and twitches its tail, and appears to be marking territory, also known as spraying, but during this behavior the Mau is not releasing urine. Facial expressions may change according to mood, and eye color may change from green to turquoise.
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that was a great year, traveled to many places, ate a lot of food that is for sure. Well all we can do is move forward in space and time and never look back, unless I visit my website chillinfood then I look back and it’s cool.
Day 360 Christmas Approaches, I try to create a custom meal (another wok dish) we also eat at a mystery restaurant. Also get some cool christmas gifts and eat at the ladys house. Then we cook ourselves a dope ass NYE 2017 meal at our new house fully custom.
Were lazy as fuck sometimes, since we didn’t have any ornaments bought a $30 thing from Target and threw that shit over top, BAM instant Christmas tree. Alright look down how to cook wok.
Step 1: Cut shit up, Step 2: Choke the Chicken, Step 3: Cut shit up, Step 4: Cook shit up, Step 5: Fry shit up. Recipe is also excellent, turned out Deliciouso –>Read ON
So I’ve discovered this mountain near our house called Pinnacle Mountain and it supposedly has some pretty good views. I figured since I have my camera and what not I might as well try to climb it and document it. The first time I went up I just filmed a little bit and wasn’t in proper attire, the next day I tried to go back full gear and got my ass kicked by moms with babies on their backs. Assuming I was so close to the top I realized I was only on marker 4 out of 10! It means I really need to get into shape to finally conquer this beast, and I will before the years up!
Pinnacle Mountain State Park is located just over a mile from the northwest edge of Little Rock, AR, in the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains. The primary natural feature of the 2,000 acre park is Pinnacle Mountain with an elevation 1,011 feet (308 m). It rises over 750 feet (230 m) above the nearby Arkansas River, which sits at about 250 feet (76 m) above mean sea level. Source:Pinnacle Wiki
Views from marker 4 where I had to stop, check out my video journey below of the previous day. I got pinnacle whooped.
My first attempt at using my new camera (Canon 70D) with (18-55MM) lens at doing something productive.
Time to climb down! I’ll continue to update this post with my Pinnacle climbing attempts/adventures so keep checking back *out of breath*
Kitty loves to chill in the window with mass killa face on.
This week I decided to buy a WoK after seeing some Japanese/Chinese cooking styles and was like hell yes let’s fry this shit up. So the WoK I bought from Krogers turned out to rust after a week (piece of shit) however the first 3 meals I made out of it were pure bliss and beauty. Also hit up another antique store and tried to climb a mountain. Wok along!
This was the recipe for the Wok Stir Fry (gluten free)
Was amaze balls, Im going to wok more often when I find a new wok.
Read more to come along and check out Crystal Hill Antique Mall and my finds.