Wait…don’t go…I promise that I’m not going to get all preachy on ya…actually, I don’t mind preachy, but I know some folks do…anyway, I digress…
This weekend, while you were patiently reading my daily dual vacation posts so that I could
remember what in the world we did for summer vacation scrapbook vacation memories for posterity, the hubby and I drove 4-hours south to the town of Eureka Springs, Arkansas nestled in the hills of the beautiful Ozark Mountains.
We enjoyed a relaxing weekend at Eureka Sunset Cabins while our kiddos stayed with Grandma. While we were there, we did a couple of sight-seeing trips including to see the Christ of the Ozarks, or as my two little ones affectionately referred to Him as “the Big Jesus”. We also visited the beautiful Thorncrown Chapel, somehow, just as spiritual in an “understated” sort of way!
This was our cabin upon arrival down in Eureka Springs. Most of the places all have twinkle lights.
On Saturday night, we ate at a fantastic restaurant called Ermilios. We have never been able to get a table as the wait is always and hour plus, but this time we toughed it out…it was well worth the wait!
In the parking lot of Ermilios is this cool replica of the Mona Lisa completely made out of tiles. (I said this was an art-loving community!)
Finally, what you’ve all been waiting for…The Big Jesus (according to Mary and Ben). You can see why they called Him that!
This view of the Ozark Mountains is Jesus’ view!
I have no idea why there is a piece of the Berlin Wall at the Christ of the Ozarks location, but it was also fascinating to see. Does it seem weird to anyone else that our children only know of German as ONE country?!!!
The beautiful view of the forest you must enter to find the Thorncrown Chapel.
This was as close as I could get. A gentleman was stationed outside of the Chapel asking visitors not to get any closer unless they planned on attending services.
This image is from inhabitat.com and has all sorts of incredibly beautiful interior photos of the chapel.