Monday, March 5, 2012

What I LOVE about Mt. Nebo, Arkansas

Many of you know that George and I spent last week in gorgeous ARKANSAS...  We have a special place which we visit one or more times each year---and since we keep going back,  we feel as if this little cabin on top of the mountain (Mt. Nebo State Park, Arkansas) is all OURS.... And it IS ---for a week!!!!!

This little romantic one-bedroom cabin is PERFECT for us.  We have a great view from our cabin of the Arkansas Valley below.  AND--we can sit on our back porch/patio and see the sunset...   Today I will share with you just a few of the things I love about being at Mt. Nebo.  Above is a picture of our wonderful cabin in a perfect location.  Be sure and click on the pictures in order to see them larger.




George took this picture of me drinking some coffee,  sitting by the fireplace,  and working on Facebook of course!!!!!! ha.....  Can you tell that LIFE is GOOD!!!!




Of course I took some birdseed with me  (why not??? ha)---so that I could feed the little birds at Mt. Nebo... As much as I love the birds,  I think they were waiting on me to visit.. Besides the Cardinals,  I saw lots of Nuthatches and Juncos---and also many other small songbirds.   They bring me SO much JOY.




The state park is filled with hiking trails and many different types of wildlife... The deer roam freely --and don't seem to be too afraid of us humans.  We enjoy watching them near our cabin --especially early in the mornings and late in the afternoons.




There is a Sunrise Point  and a Sunset Point on top of the mountain at Mt. Nebo.  During this time of year,  we can see the sunset from our back porch --but we do have to drive a short distance to Sunrise Point in order to see the sunrise.  This picture above of one of the SUNRISES was taken on our last morning in Arkansas.  There had been storms around ---which made for some beautiful sunrise pictures.  I don't like getting up at 6 a.m. most mornings--but I was so glad to see this gorgeous sunrise.   It just took my breath away.  How can anyone see something like this and not know that there is a God?




Finally,  here is a picture of the two lovers ---sitting on our back patio at Mt. Nebo...  Isn't that a beautiful view behind us?  Can you see why we LOVE this place so much????

I have many more Mt. Nebo pictures to share --but that will have to be on another blog or two...  Hope you had a great week also... I cannot thank you enough for continuing to come to my blog even when I am not commenting on yours.  That means so much to me.  I have alot of catching up to do --- so bear with me as I try to 'get back in the groove'....

Hugs,
Betsy

67 comments:

Mr. Bill said...

Lovely! Enjoy these moments.

Arkansas Patti said...

Every time you go there and I see the great pictures, I think "some day". So glad you missed most of the bad weather. Now it is cold as well as windy. Your timing was great.

Denise said...

Fabulous photos Betsy. A little bit of Paradise there. Thank you for sharing Mt. Nebo with us and have a great week.

Pam said...

What a lovely place! Love the photo of you in front of the fireplace! Now that's the life!

Sharon said...

We visited Mt. Nebo on a whirlwind tour of the state parks around Hot Springs a few years ago. Now I want to go back and stay in THIS cabin. Wow!!

Thought about you during the storms last week. Now I know you weren't even in TN. It was rough!!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I'm impressed you were able to get online in your cabin! Most of the cabins we've been to have no access - not even by a wifi card. Great pics :-)

Neal said...

All pictures are great but that sunrise is fantastic.

Fred Alton said...

Thanks for sharing your trip to Mt Nebo, Betsy! I always enjoy reading about your adventures with George - and also enjoy all of your pictures. Glad to know you are home safely.

Tabor said...

Such a lovely place, I see why it has become your second or third home!

Mamma has spoken said...

AW it looks like a wonderful, restful time by both of you!

Mamma has spoken said...

AW it looks like a wonderful, restful time by both of you!

RoeH said...

Love it! Utah has a Mt. Nebo on the side of the town of Nephi, Utah. I made time from driving up to Salt Lake once to stop and drive to the top. Nothing like a mountain to realize what life is all about and who is in control.

Nava said...

Betsy--well you took us there for a moment. Love the deer photo. :)

Karin said...

Mountaintop experiences are absolutely wonderful and refreshing spirit, soul and body! Beautiful photos as always. You two are truly blessed! Have a wonderful week!

Sandra said...

the deer and the view from your patio would make me sooo full of joy... i feel it just seeing it here. and your header says joy all by itself

linda m said...

Mt. Nebo with it's beauty, wildlife and scenery, looks like a place God created just for us to enjoy. Thanks for sharing.

Linda said...

Your cabin in Mt. Nebo looks just perfect for a romantic getaway. So beautiful. So peaceful.

Out on the prairie said...

a very enjoyable park to enjoy

Janice K said...

What a wonderful way to spend a week. I am happy for you.

Have a great day!

Sandy said...

Great pictures as always, and the cabin is a dream come true. Glad you get to enjoy it. (o:

TexWisGirl said...

the deer and views are beautiful. i love that you pack birdseed with you. :)

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Betsy, Looks like you both had a wonderful vacation trip. Glad you got to see such beauty! Button up today here - BRRR! Have a super good if cold, day!

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

What gorgeous views! I'd love to visit there some time. So many places to see...it's hard to choose! I love that you share your adventures with us, Betsy, your photos are always so wonderful!

Sylvia K said...

What a wonderful trip and such a beautiful place! Your photos are terrific, Betsy! I'm just so glad you didn't get caught in any of the horrendous storms throughout that area and that you're both home safe and sound! Have a great day!

Sylvia

Ms. A said...

I want to go there! We have been anywhere, in forever. This might actually be doable.

Maple Lane said...

It really is just gorgeous there! Your photos are outstanding. Thanks for sharing your most recent visit with us.

Phillip said...

A beautiful place. I can see why you love that cabin.

ladyfi said...

Oh my - what a fabulous place. Wonderful shots!

Ginny said...

You know what my favorite will be here-yes, the sunrise! Next is you and George! Gosh, you have gotten really thin, you have lost a whole lot of weight...have you had to buy all new clothes?

Eva Ason said...

Hi Betsy,
What a gorgeous spot, I certainly understand why you keep going back there. So peaceful - I wouldn't mind living like that year round :) The sunset picture is lovely. What a fantastic view.
You DID look quite relaxed there with your coffee and browsing [hehe]. Have a fantastic Day! It's evening here, and chilling after dinner.

Eva

Gracie said...

Lovely place there Betsy. Btw, how can I remove word verification pls, help? thanks so much!

Glenda said...

What's NOT to love about that beautiful place? The sunrise is gorgeous!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I definitely can see why you love this place. I think I would want to stay forever.

Jeanne said...

We've been through there but never stayed in the cabins. It would make a perfect place to stay a few nights on our way to Kansas City next trip. The cabin looks so nice and cozy and the view must be just awesome!
Have a great trip!

Happyone said...

Great cabin and a great view. That cabin would be perfect on our land!! : )

Daisy said...

Beautiful photos, Betsy. Wow, what a view! Love the deer and sunrise pictures especially. Looks like a lovely place for a getaway. :)

carolina nana said...

Love that little stone cabin and the view is awesome from the back patio.
Glad you weren't in the way of any of those storms.
Blessings
Marilyn

Chatty Crone said...

Awe Betsy - I always love your pictures - of your traveling - and this is no exception - but this picture of you and George was really just so sweet and loving this time to me.

Love, sandie

Kelly said...

...it is gorgeous, Betsy. I can see why you like going there!

imac said...

Glad you both had a great time Betsy, looking good with your photos and also love your Tulip Header.

the cuby poet said...

Wow this is all so beautiful and why you return and return.

Pam said...

Love you new look. So glad you and George had a wonderful time in Arkansas.Thanks for sharing the beauty, Betsy.
cheers :)

Ann said...

It looks so relaxing there I can see why you love it so much. Love the look of that cabin and I wouldn't mind parking myself next to that fire with my laptop and a cup of coffee :)

Diane AZ said...

Hi Betsy, I really love the picture of you and George at Mt. Nebo. You two look so happy. :)

Rose said...

Oh, Betsy, it is a beautiful place, isn't it. I don't think I would want to leave it. I like all the shots, but the one with the deer really appeals to me.

Mamabug said...

What beautiful photos Betsy! I can see why you like it so much there. It's a little peace of heaven on earth or should I say mountain!

Donna said...

That place does look lovely!

Rohrerbot said...

Welcome back!! Wow, you are so lucky. What a gorgeous place to wake up at everyday. Absolutely love it....the deer, the birds.....this would be a great escape. I have one of those trips planned in April. Glad you made it back safe and thank you for sharing your journey.

amy @ Life in Pink Hi-Tops said...

You guys find the greatest spots! Beautiful views and relaxation. Awesome.

Andrea said...

Yes Betsy, you and George have a very good and beautiful life, and we are so envious. In fact i feel like asking to live with you for a month to always tag on your trips, hiking, waterfalling, etc. Oh how i love to do just like what you're doing! It's really a beautiful life! And i always love to see your uniform!

Wendy said...

Hi Betsy,
You have a beautiful blog and I will come and visit whether you visit mine or not! LOL! I know you'll get around when you can. In the meantime, I just love your pictures. You and George visit so many beautiful spots and look like you're having so much fun.

Thanks for taking us along on your vacations.
BTW - pass the coffee. LOL!

Lynda said...

I remember when you posted pics from this place on a previous post - - but these are even prettier. It seems like you had rain on one of the trips? That place is sooooooo gorgeous!!! The shot with the deer could sell lots of postcards. You seem to be sure-handed with your coffee near your laptop. One of our daughters lost a laptop keyboard with a drink. She said, "But it was just a few drops." However, it is relaxing to get to eat and drink while on the computer!

Retired English Teacher said...

I love this place that you have shown us. It looks like the PERFECT get-away place. I love how you two do life!

Carletta said...

Every time you post about this little stone cottage I think 'I want to go there!' :)
The views must always be something as your sunrise shows.
So glad you two lovebirds had a wonderful time!!

Crystal Mary said...

How ow wonderful it must have been. Very beautiful and so serene. Glad you shared it with us.I can understand how you felt on top of the world with God creation all around..now thats living.

eileeninmd said...

HI Betsy, thanks for sharing your Mt Nebo trip. The sunrise shot is beautiful. What a great idea to take some birdseed with you, I love the pretty cardinal and the deer. The cabin and fireplace look wonderful. I would love to stay there. Wonderful photos. Glad you made it home safely with the storms around. Take care and have a great week!

Lynn said...

Such a stunning place you have for the week. Certainly see why you love it. So peaceful and beautiful with all the nature abounding around you. So thankful you two escaped the horror of the tornadoes on the way home.

gigihawaii said...

Yes, there is a God when you see such beautiful scenery that only God could have created.

My Kid's Mom said...

Cute little cabin and I love to look out and see deer (unless they're in my garden)!

LV said...

Knew you were gone, but guess I missed the post telling me where and when. You two have a grand time wherever you are. A perfect match on this earth.

Gracie said...

hi betsy, visited you again, here's my email address: saccharin007@yahoo.com. thanks and take care!

nanny said...

I am so happy you had a great vacation. Your pictures are beautiful....I would love watching the deer....and the sunrises/sets!

I try to get back in the groove but keep slipping away. Had a round of stomach virus, then a great weekend with family visiting, then more therapy.....etc, etc, etc!

Southwest Arkie said...

Oh wow! That is a sweet little cabin- one day I am going to have to visit Mt Nebo!

Pearl@serenitycove said...

What an awesome setting to have a cabin...The view is just beautiful!! I can see why you love it so much. Arkansas is one of the few states I haven't been to.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Mt. Nebo is such a pretty place Betsy. I can see why you and George love to go there so often--and you should! It has everything you love ..nature, views, sunrises and sunsets, birds and wildlife, and internet connection too!

The Retired One said...

You are on Facebook!??? Please FRIEND me...that way I will be sure to read your daily posts and know what is going on with you two!!
xxoo

diane b said...

That is my sort of holiday place and cabin. I wish I was rich enough to just fly there tomorrow. I have been busy with life lately and now I'm trying to catch up with my bestest blog friends.