Happy weekend, everyone! Just wanted to share a few photos from my and Trey’s short anniversary trip last weekend. Remember my 5 places I want to go in 2016 post? Well, we’ve now made it to two of the five spots. 🙂
I really wanted to take a trip to Eureka Springs, AR this year in part because it’s so close by. I love traveling and I have been lucky enough to see some beautiful places all over the world so far in my life. But I also want to make time to appreciate the things that are close by! I think it’s easy to see a beautiful photo of some far off place and think, “Oh, I’ve got to go there!” but forget that there are probably some really beautiful things in your own backyard. And that’s exactly how I feel about northwest Arkansas – it’s a truly BEAUTIFUL part of the world that I’d love to spend more time in (maybe go camping or floating next time!).
For most of the trip, we were in Eureka Springs, which is a small but really cute town. Trey said it kind of felt like a mini Ozark version of San Francisco, and I kind of agree. It’s pretty small but very charming. I think we picked a great time of year to visit since it’s starting to get hot, but in the morning and evening it feels great, and everything is super green and alive. 🙂
The Crystal Bridges art museum is not too far, in Bentonville. I kept hearing from all my Springfield friends who’ve gone that it’s a shockingly good art museum considering it’s tucked away in northwest Arkansas. And I have to agree. We walked around to all the exhibits, but I think our favorite was touring a Frank Lloyd Wright house that they moved to the museum grounds. Love how cute and functional his homes were/are – so inspiring!
We stayed in one of the Treehouse Cottages in the historic part of Eureka Springs. It was really cute, and we both loved how it felt completely secluded but you could still get to everything in town within minutes. It felt like we were way out by ourselves when we were at the treehouse, but one night we walked to a nearby bar to grab a drink – that’s how close we actually were to town.
Overall I thought this was the perfect little spot for a weekend anniversary trip. We loved it, and we’ll for sure be back someday. Thanks for letting me share! xx. Emma
Credits // Author and Photography: Emma Chapman. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions.