Greetings from Arkansas! The drive to get out here took us a little over 14 hours, due to the fact that the boys absolutely refused to bring a GPS – apparently getting lost for hours makes the trip more authentic, or something.
We took turns sleeping throughout the night and pulled into Ozark National Forest around 5:30 AM this morning, right on time for the sunrise. After a quick rest stop in Jasper, AR, we pulled into the Horseshoe Canyon Ranch. Livestock roams free on the property, and the highlight of my day was having to drive at a snail’s pace while a small herd of goats meandered down our muddy path. The climbing at this location was a failure due to unruly plant life and endless swarms of spiders, but the scenery was absolutely beautiful regardless.
Once we gave up on climbing we jumped on the road towards Tulsa, OK. Bellies empty and grumbling, we found our mouth’s watering when we came across Granny’s Kitchen in Huntsville, AR. This is where the good stuff comes in:
After we stuffed ourselves with pulled pork and mashed potatoes, our cheerful waitress came to the table and suggested that we get an order of ‘Granny’s Fried Bread’ for dessert – and I happily obliged.
Granny’s Fried Bread is a treat of three freshly baked, homemade rolls, which are deep fried and sprinkled with powdered sugar. Our waitress brought us over honey to top it with, and then another waitress spied our feast and tempted us with her favorite topping, ice cold strawberry jam. Friends, it was unbelievable.