52 on Friday ~ week 3

This weeks theme:  beginnings

My mom moved in with us last November from New Mexico.  Although she is familiar with the area a bit ( she’s lived in the benton, malvern, & hot springs areas ), she is still “new” and is slowly getting to know ones.   My friends Ann and her daughter Christine ( who moved here from Massachusetts last year, to be near her mom ) thought it would be fun to invite us on a little road trip, since we were off on Monday, so that we could all get to know one another better.

The “plan” was to go to Blanchard Springs Caverns just north of Mountain View.  I say “plan” because once we arrived at the park, we found that the visitors center was closed     ( duh, it was a federal holiday…oops ), and they only did tours Tuesday – Sunday.

~rubs chin…. hmmm… “plan b”? ~

We decided to check out the camp sites… its Christine’s personal goal to go to all of Arkansas State Parks.  Then we took a short walk to the Falls.  I never get tired of going there… there is something about nature, water, rocks.  Ah ha!  inspiration hit…. after I finished taking a picture of a family that was there that had asked 🙂   I will take a group picture of us… its our “beginning of a beautiful relationship“, to mark the day and new friendships that have only just begun.  Enjoy!

Check out how Laura of Simple Treasures Photography and the rest of our talented group interpreted this weeks theme by following the links… Click on Laura to get started….