One Saturday Brad and I took our bikes out to Pea Ridge National Military Park. I didn't even know that the Civil War had really been in Arkansas, but it was! They had a lot of battlefields and outlook posts. Supposedly this was like a 7 mile loop so we got just under half way (we assumed) when Brad's gears decided to start skipping and got jammed! We tried everything to get it out, but alas were unsuccessful.... We walked to the top of the next hill to see if we could see how much longer we had, but all we saw was forest. So we decided to turn around and coast when we could, or ride the bike like a scooter.
The actual Trail of Tears that the Indians walked on! Amazing that they were here and walked SO far! I believe some were Brad's ancestors too according to Grandma Christensen. (Pocahontas)Here Brad is on the Trail, we couldn't believe how thick the forest was. It really looked like Pocahontas running through the trees, dodging left and right! haha, at least that's what I imagined. Brad also got 2 ticks on his leg just from touching a little bush. Gross!!We rode right past this cute little foxy, just basking in the sun! :) I wanted to take him home but Brad said the fox's mom was probably around and would come attack us if we stayed too long. booo :(Some of the old cannons with Brad demonstrating how they were used.Some of the Battlefields were HUGE!! After that is when the broken bike happened so we stopped taking pictures. :) What a great Adventure!!