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Day 26 - Little Rock, Arkansas

We landed in Little Rock, Arkansas a little after 10am. She put on her Arkansas Razorback hat on and man, sis she get some looks!

We weren't out there a few minutes when a 18 wheeler pulled over and gave us a ride. His name was Buddy "Bugs" Jones. He was a gruffy, no-nonsense, type of fellow.

The museum includes replicas of the Oval Office and the Cabinet Room. Permanent exhibits utilize documents, photographs, videos and interactive stations. A timeline and alcoves highlight domestic and foreign policy, as well as life in the White House.

The archival and museum holdings at the Clinton Presidential Library and Museum are the largest within the Presidential Library system. Included in these collections are approximately 76.8 million pages of paper documents, 1.85 million photographs and over 75,000 museum artifacts. Official records, as well as donated materials, will be made available to researchers.

We we getting hungry so we left, I told Ziggy, "How about some Arkansas Hush Puppies?"

Of course, she thought I was speaking of dogs and said "NO!" But as soon as some of these were served up, she couldn't get enough.

Serve these up at any meal and watch them disappear. Here's the recipe.

Arkansas Hush Puppies
Makes a Dozen

CRISCO Oil for deep frying
3/4 cup yellow cornmeal
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 egg
1/4 cup finely chopped onion

Heat 2 or 3 inches Crisco Oil to 365ºF in deep fryer or deep saucepan.

Combine cornmeal, flour, baking powder and salt in medium bowl.

Add buttermilk, egg and onion. Mix untill well blended. Drop batter by tablespoonfuls into oil heated to 365 F.

Fry a few at a time for 3 or 4 minutes or until golden brown. Turn as needed for even browning. Drain on paper towels. Serve immediately.

Hush puppie, Hush puppie,
Sing me a song,
Serve them up right,
And you won't go wrong!


We're spending the weekend here in Arkansas. Ziggy wants to go diamond hunting in Murphysboro...

...and then it down to Hot Springs for some much needed R & R.

We should be back home in our home state, Missouri Saturday night. We're going to have a good time visiting with friends and then on to Jefferson City Monday. So with that said, see you in Jefferson City, Missouri Monday!


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