Rogers and the surrounding area offer all the elements you can imagine when visiting Arkansas, “The Natural State”. From towering pine trees, to beautiful lakes, to cavernous underground rivers, it’s all here in Northwest Arkansas. Our short weekend visit left us wanting to come back for more!
It might be because my father was an Eagle Scout or simply because I don’t like being without a plan, but when I travel I like to know where to find certain amenities in case my trip has a few “bumps in the road” so to speak. I thought that for today’s blog, I’d let you know of a few places where you can find help for some of those minor emergencies or unplanned contingencies.
Can you believe how fast this school year is going? In Northwest Arkansas, most schools are going to be on spring break in just a couple weeks. Schools across Arkansas and even the United States will also find themselves on spring break soon, so I thought I’d remind you of a few cool places that your family can go to enjoy the vacation.
We all love family trips, and for many, traveling with the family dog makes the trip complete. All of Northwest Arkansas, including Rogers, is increasingly dog-friendly so you have a growing number of options for your trip.
The winter months can sometimes lead to a bit of cabin fever, especially when the weather’s too cold to really enjoy a good hike or other outdoor activity. A new venue in Rogers promises a ton of family fun, though. After hearing about it from friends, we loaded up the kids and headed to HighRise Extreme Air Sports for a night of family fun
Like other families in the Rogers area, you’re probably ready to put up your Christmas tree, if you haven’t already done so! ‘Tis the season for ornaments, tinsel, garland, gorgeous wreaths, and the smell of a real tree to cozy up your home.
What better way to ring in the holidays than with a “Holidays Around the World” themed Christmas parade? Every year since I was a kid, I’ve watched the Thanksgiving Day parade on television; I especially loved seeing all the floats and giant balloons. While I still enjoy a parade, it’s even better because I get to watch the wonder in my kids’ eyes as they enjoy everything there is to see.
The Christmas season is here! That wonderful, magical time of the year. We love attending a good play or show. Over the years we’ve seen plays like It’s a Wonderful Life, Mary Poppins, and Seussical the Musical. We’ve had some great times in the theater.
Every year decorations appear out of nowhere, lights begin to twinkle, and Christmas trees sparkle in all their festive glory. Traditions are a huge part of Christmas for my family. Some of our traditions involve making our family recipe for cutout sugar cookies, putting up the tree and sharing memories with each ornament that goes on the tree, putting our jammies on and watching a great Christmas movie (like Christmas Vacation), and more. We have one really special tradition as the days draw closer to Christmas. It involves a warm cup of hot chocolate and sparkling, glittering lights.
Halloween is almost here; can you believe it? This year I can safely say that I’m at least trying to prep earlier than the day before or the day of. Costumes are in the making, pumpkins are ready for carving, and now we just need candy for the occasional trick-or-treater. Of course, we have to get our fun on, as well! Halloween is such a fun time of year with pumpkin patches, corn mazes to explore, and more.