Thanksgiving morning saw us up bright and early to go to the overlook for some sunrise pictures.
Morning mist in the over the Arkansas River.
Golden light touches a pine at the overlook.
Early morning sun touches the valley below.
Since we had some time we decided to take one of the short hikes in the park.
Icicles on a ledge by the river.
Ice covers the river.
After our morning hike we went on over to the Lodge for their AMAZING Thanksgiving buffet. I can certainly see why folks drive for miles to join in the fun. We got there early and were one of the first few to be seated, by the time we finished the line was out the door! Pretty sure we'll be back here again soon!
We needed to walk off some of that dinner so we decided to hike to Bear Cave - the trail is just outside the back door of the the lodge.
Looking up from Bear Cave at the light in the trees above.
After a long day of hiking fun we found ourselves back at the lodge for dinner looking out the wall sized windows watching the sun go down....
It was a fun trip full of unexpected twists and turns - Arkansas, we will return....you have quite a bit to offer!!!