Eureka Springs Corvette Weekend 2018
A fun time was had by all on
this, our 18th consecutive trip to Eureka
Springs, Arkansas. For us, the ESCW trip
always begins with the 10 day weather forecast.
Things were looking bleak for most of the 10 day
countdown this year. As we set off for
Arkansas Thursday morning it was cold, damp and
dreary in Wichita. We were forced to
take the northern most route of the 3 that we
have available to us to bypass the lingering
rain that we had here the night before. As
we got through Missouri and started to cross in
to Arkansas the craziest thing happened.
The temperature shot up 20 degrees as we crossed
the border and the skies began to clear!
The weather held off for most of the entire
weekend (save for a shower mid-Saturday), and
basically proved that long range weather
forecasts are for the birds. I was still
pretty certain that it was going to rain most of
the day Saturday, so we did things a little
differently this year.
Usually we hang around downtown Friday to beat the Saturday rush in the
shopping district. It was a consensus in
our group this year that we wanted to drive the
cars more on the fun roads, so we figured it
would be better to take Friday to go exploring
while the weather was almost perfect. We
also had a new couple with us this year that had
never experienced the ESCW, so we wanted to get
them out and show them some of the sites.
We started out Friday morning with the Dogwood
Canyon Nature Park, Beaver Bridge, the Railway Winery,
and then a late lunch at the Crescent. If
you have never seen the Dogwood Canyon Nature
Park I would highly recommend it. It is
gorgeous up there, and it is a fabulous trip
those roads if you are in America's sports car.
Since we spent so much time driving around this
year I did not take as many pictures as I
normally do. It was actually a little
refreshing to take a little break from all of
this, but I will show you some of the ones I did
take. We were actually quite shocked at
what seemed like a really low turn out for the
car show. I do not know if the threat of
weather kept a lot of people away, or just what
the deal was. It is my considered opinion
that the ESCW crew really should think about
changing some of this weekend up just a bit.
It feels like it has been on a steady decline
for the last several years. No worries
here though as we will keep coming back as we
are able. Eureka Springs is our "happy
place", and we would make the trip even if there
was no Corvette Weekend. 'Till next year!
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