Calico Rock

My grandfather took his family, circa 1915, from Calico Rock in northern Arkansas to Hot Spring County in the south central part of the state. The trip took three weeks by horse and buggy. I had never seen this part of northern Arkansas until this past week and it is incredibly beautiful. 

I accompanied my husband and a couple of other Renewal Ranch volunteers on an expedition that I will tell you about another day.   

We took all the RR guys and went to Mountain View, AR.  From there it is about 17 miles on up to Calico Rock.
 We arrived there, Sunday, March 18th and returned on Friday, the 23rd.
I will write more about the trip later but wanted to show you the pictures I took along the way. 
Heavy rain was being forecast for Tuesday through Thursday so I decided to get a lot of my sightseeing done the first full day I was in Mountain View.  I made the trip to Calico Rock and was so far up in the mountains there was no cell phone service. 
I might not have gone by myself if I had known I wouldn't be able to phone out.  But, oh well, God was good and I had an awesome trip. 

I couldn't help but wonder if these old ruts were ones that he used moving his family.

Let each generation tell its children of your mighty acts; let them proclaim your power.  Psalm 145:4

© all photographs and text property of Dianne Hogue unless otherwise noted


Debbie said…
GORGEOUS! And I love the passage of scripture at the end, too.
Debbie said…
Back to tell you that I just read your email and responded.

Praying the power of God all over RR right now.
Nancy said…
Dianne, what a beautiful place. I know it was heartfelt to see where your grandparents were and to know how hard traveling was back in those days.....

I too am praying for comfort for all concerned at RR....

By the way, I was playing around with my header and this was what I came up with...not as good as yours but you gave me some good ideas.....
Anita Johnson said…
What a beautiful story...your photos are stunning. I now have another destination on my bucket list!
scarborough2 said…
The bluff overlooking the White River near Calico Rock is one of my favorite places.
Nava said…
Very nice--thanks for taking us along.

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