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Rendezvous in the Ozarks

A Natural State Overland Event

Jamie and I had reservations to attend this years overlanding event at Byrds Adventure Park. With the current state of the world, this event did not look like it would happen. Well the stars aligned and the event was a go? We packed our camping gear and loaded up the Jeep. Ron drove up on Wednesday to hang out before the event. He got up early on Thursday and headed to the event to pick out a good camping spot. Word had it that the event was filling up quickly. Jamie and I headed up Thursday evening after we got off work.

We enjoyed a nice dinner and finished up that first night by the fire. It was a chilly night, but we slept well. We put on some coffee and enjoyed a great breakfast at camp. Nothing tastes better than coffee on a cool camping morning.

We had lunch at the Deer Stand Cafe in Deer Arkansas. There was a small crowd, service was slow, but damn… the food was amazing! We enjoyed our sandwich and then headed off to the Falls.

We jumped in the jeep and headed off for a day of exploring with the only planned destination being car wash falls. We spent the entire day exploring forest roads and taking in the Arkansas countryside.

We had a strange encounter after the Falls. We drove down CR 5550. It was a nice trail, with some beautiful scenery. We were greeted by a pack of dogs, who