My husband and I cleared the calendar and took a day trip to Mena, Arkansas. Took about one and half hours to fly there from Edmond, OK, in our little Grumman. Clear, cool weather enhanced the flight as we followed the Talimina Drive which runs atop the Ouachita Mountain fifty-four mile ridge.
Mena is not a large town but since it lies at the end of the scenic drive, it’s a great place to stop, eat lunch and drive (or fly) back. We saw lots of motorcyclists. We rented a car and drove up Skyline Drive to Queen Wilhemina State Park, the leaves having morphed into bright reds, oranges and golds.
The hole-in-the-wall Skyline Cafe was packed so we walked down the street and partook of the culture at Hops Flamin Bar-B-Que Grill. Our son-in-law would be proud.
There appears to be many cabins, neat resturants, and bed and breakfasts in the area.