We arrived in Fort Smith Arkansas around three, just in time to check into our hotel. We received a hot cookie and a bottled water as Hilton Honors members. We are just like children, give us a cookie and we are happy.:)
I had checked on places to eat in Fort Smith and Calico County seemed to be one of the better known eateries. We try to eat at places we do not have in Alabama when we are on the road.
This place reminded me of Cracker Barrel....
All of their breads are made in house and were delicious.
On the walls...
In the morning after a good nights rest at the Hampton Inn, we made our way across town to the Fort Smith National Historic Site. We had a card that we purchased years ago at the Grand Canyon that allows us as Senior Citizens to visit National Parks with no charge. So we used that to save some pennies. Being Senior Citizens does have its perks.
After a tour of the area we were ready for lunch. We had a recommendation of Braums. And of was that right on target.
The food was delicious and the milkshakes were the best I have ever had. We do not have Braums in Alabama. I understand this company has their own dairy cows and use only the highest quality milk in their ice creams. There was a case full of half gallon Ice Cream in all sorts of flavors and if I had had a Yeti cooler, I would have filled it up!! I highly recommend this chain.
Oh and I have to show this photograph that was displayed at Fort Smith.
Miss Laura ran a legal brothel in Fort Smith. Supposedly it kept all the soldiers in line. I had to send this to my niece, Laura. I thought she would get a kick out of it. Eventually prostitution was
criminalized in Arkansas.
Next stop Little Rock!