The Ozarks - Home of My Heart
As you can all tell from my map I have lived many places and traveled through even more. I have to say that the world is full of beautiful and awesome places. I am very grateful to the Creator for providing the unimaginable variety and range of wonder, for allowing me the opportunity to visit and experience so many of them, and my hope is for the chance to see and learn so much more.
That said, I have never found a lovelier land than the home of my youth in Northwest Arkansas. There are so many lovely places there that I hold in my heart but are so numberless I could never begin to express them all to the world. Whether it is water-spiders and minnows in a little "crick" pool down in an unvisited "holler," a thunderstorm approaching over the hills at night, the plaintive call at dusk of a lone whippoorwill, the massive oaks standing sentinel for ages, the song of rain on a tin roof over your cozy bed, traveling Highway 23N in the glory of autumn foliage, or any of a lifetime worth of unforgettable moments, you know why this land is loved.
"When you come to a fork in the road, TAKE it!" - Yogi Berra