Here are some of my “hope to visit” locations…in no particular order. This is by no means all of them; just a start.
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
, Bentonville – I am thrilled that something of this caliber is in my home state. To be able to see Rosie the Riveter and other great works in person in Arkansas is incredible.
, Piggott – Having an English degree, this is of particular interest. It’s amazing to me that someone of the stature of this great American writer not only lived in Arkansas but wrote portions of some of his masterpieces here.
, Lake Village – An incredible example of the fine work Dr. Ruth Hawkins and Arkansas State University is doing to preserve the Arkansas Delta heritage. Life in plantation Arkansas wasn’t all barbecues and ball gowns.
Johnny Cash Childhood Home
, Dyess – This is still in the planning stages but I still want to see it. See Lakeport listing above.
The Beatles Sculpture
, Walnut Ridge – I never got to see the Fab Four in person. This is the closest I’ll ever get. Impressive piece of work, judging from the photos I’ve seen. While I’m there, I absolutely have to eat at the Parachute Inn. Since I hate to fly and airlines rarely serve meals anymore, the Parachute Inn gives me the chance for dining on a plane, albeit a stationary one.