The best part of the drive to Eureka Springs was after we entered the Ozark Mountains. Hardwoods seem to be the trees of choice in the Ozarks as there are very few pine trees to be seen. Unfortunately, we just missed the brilliant red, yellow, and orange fall colors but the scenery is still quite spectacular. Of course, viewing this mountain scenery comes with a cost – mountain roads. The last 30 miles or so into Eureka Springs was on some very curvy and steep uphill and downhill grades. But it was worth it.
We arrived about 2 PM. One of the other couples was already here but the other three were late arriving due to an unfortunate flat tire on one of the cars being towed. Once everyone was here we went out to dinner at Myrtie Mae’s, a recommended restaurant in the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks.
Eureka Springs is currently hosting the PCA’s (Porsche Club of America) 2012 “Escape to the Ozarks” in which over 300 Porsches from around the country are participating. A lot of the attendees seem to be staying at the Best Western, as the parking lot was running over with Porsches. As we walked into the restaurant I really wanted to say, loud enough for those in the restaurant to hear, “Did you see that Porsche get hit in the parking lot?” just to see how many of the diners would jump up and race out of the restaurant. I really wish I had done it. Maybe tomorrow.