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September 22, 2015 travel fallfoliage

Fall Foliage, Day 6 - Buffalo Point, Arkansas

After a quick breakfast this morning, I walked down to get cell service to arrange for shuttle service for kayaking. We whipped up some sandwiches and snack food, then drove our car to the launch point right by our campsite to wait.

Our driver was the owner’s granddaughter’s mother-in-law from Dirst Canoe Rental. She had her grandbaby” in the car, an initially shy toddler and self-proclaimed vampire bedecked in full princess regalia with whom I played peek-a-boo for most of the pot-hole filled ride. I also heard my very first usage of yinz” (as in y’all, you-uns, youse guys…) and boondocks” in normal conversation. All in all, a very productive ride. Again, we were really grateful for our kayak pick, since we were able to just throw it in the back of the shuttle pickup!

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At Spring Creek we inflated and launched our kayak.

The map: Spring Creek to Buffalo Point (river flows west to east)The map: Spring Creek to Buffalo Point (river flows west to east)

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#imready#imready

Christian went trigger-happy on the ride, including lots of pictures of the back of my head and this gem:

#datneckdoe#datneckdoe

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Going under the highway 14 bridge (aka Dillard's Ferry crossing)Going under the highway 14 bridge (aka Dillard's Ferry crossing)

Also on this trip, Christian pointed out that sand is the glitter of nature. #mindblown

We pulled up on shore by our car/campsite three hours later, a little tired and a lot hungry. I got a fire started in just a few minutes - the trick I’ve found works with the Jenga/chimney method is to use dry pine needles as kindling in the center. Then we roasted our proteins of choice - beddar with cheddar hot dogs on sourdough for me, and smoked’ salmon for Christian.

#hotdiggitydog#hotdiggitydog

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Then we drove up to the trailhead parking lot from yesterday for 4G coverage to catch up on blog posts and email before turning in for the night.


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