Queen Wilhelmina State Park

I still fondly remember a spontaneous family trip one weekend, an “adventure” as my father called it, to Mena AR to see Queen Wilhelmina State Park.  I couldn’t tell you what time of year it was, but I suspect it was fall because I can remember the winding roads going up Rich Mountain (the second…

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The Legend of Petit Jean

Petit Jean State Park in Arkansas is probably one of my favorites in the entire state, not just because of its breathtakingly beautiful views, but also because of the lovely ‘love’ story that is the Legend of Petit Jean. In the early days of explorers in Arkansas, somewhere back in the 1700’s, a French nobleman named Chavet…

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