I'm so proud to show you pictures of Arkansas' beauty. I hope you never think I'm braggin', I just want to entice to to come visit us here in the Natural State! This gentleman was trout fishing this week just below the dam on White River with his great-grandson. The temps were in the 90's but the water was a cool 60 degrees. They were from Sulphur Springs, not far and like us they had came over for the day, to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature... and if they caught a few trout, then all the better!
I've been keeping something from you though... a dirty little secret that embarrasses me and makes me furious at the same time. Less than half a mile from our house is a public swim area on Beaver Lake that looks like this.
You can see our boat dock in the distance in this picture. Just across the cove, people come everyday and swim, have snacks and meals, change babies diapers, drink a little too much and then leave it all for us to pick up. Twice a year our POA walks the road picking up trash. You don't want to know what we have to see, trust me.
I can tell they had a good time by what they leave behind...
Glass bottles everywhere-
I can tell these people have "expendable income," food is spilled everywhere.
They had good luck catching a fish-
-then cleaned it and cooked it over an illegal campfire.
They spend the day defacing corp of engineer property to make their own "lake toys."
They destroy culverts that the county just installed last year by parking alongside the road clearly marked "Do Not Park on Shoulder."
Somewhere out there are people who are missing shirts and shoes...
-and a pair of red underwear! Any takers?