The festival itself was more of a craft fair with little emphesis on the Jonquils and more on the commercial activites of the various vendors. While fun, it just wasn’t my thing, but the park itself seemed neat and I do plan on returning later in the year for a proper visit.
After a slow time getting started back home, we finally leave hope with a reduced number of riders. Some decided to go to the Harley Davidson store, others left long before. Out of the original 14 riders, 5 of us were left to make the trip back north alone.
Just north of Gum Springs we cross an old bridge that had me almost coming off the bike — it was that bumpy. Seriously ARDOT, fix your roads, this could kill someone! Back in Gurdon we make a pit stop one last time to say goodbye. After Arkadelphia, a few miles north, I would be solo back to Little Rock as they were stopping to eat. Riding the last few miles into Arkadelphia with the group was fun — there’s something about riding in a group you just don’t get solo, but like all good things this came to an end as well. As I turn towards the interstate to make quick time home, they all turned towards a restaurant.
Back on the interstate, I high tail it back towards Little Rock, making it into the metro just before sunset. Turning of I-30 and onto I-430, I know that the ride is almost over, but so is daylight so I push the throttle a bit more to get home a bit faster. As I cross the Arkansas river, I’m greeted to a beautiful pink reflection from the sunset just before the battery dies on the gopro.
All in all, the ride was fun, the people were great and I can’t wait to do this again soon. The Historic Washington State Park is a neat place for history buffs as that’s where the Bowie Knife was invented and you can see all the stuff relating to that and more.
If any of you want to come along on our next ride, I’ve linked the facebook group here as well. In the mean time, be safe out there and enjoy your adventures on two wheels.
Watch the entire ride (minus a few bits where I was having battery issues). The entire film weighs in at about 3.5 hours, so grab some coffee.