We had a birthday party to go to in the morning, so we were going to leave from there and go hunting. We decided to head north of Conway, up Hwy 65 to hit four waterfalls in a row that looked to be real close to the road and real easy to get to. When we stopped at a convenience store to get a road map, the only ones available had plastic covers. I looked at Jessica and said "Never get a map that you can't look at first." But, we got it anyway. It turns out I was right.
We drove around northern Arkansas for a while because the map had roads and intersections in the wrong place. We finally got to where we were going about 5 o'clock. There was a car parked there so I figured we were in the right spot. As we were unloading and getting our shoes on and my camera gear together, we spotted a guy who was drenched in sweat heading back to his car. We asked him how it was. He said that they had been wandering around the woods for four hours looking for the first one which they never found and that the woods were very difficult to get through due to ice storm damage from the year before. He looked at us and said "I wouldn't recommend taking those young kids down there." It took us all of about 4 seconds to change our plans.
I looked at the map and the guidebook and decided to go to Blanchard Springs. I knew that the trail to the spring was paved, so it would be fine for Grant.
It was another great day in waterfall hunting! The boys slept all three hours on the drive home. It's good to wear them out like that!