The hubby and I love traveling via car. We make it a point to stop in cities that we’ve never visited before, and I definitely make it a point to check out some of the local shops wherever we are.Last weekend we hit the road for Little Rock, Arkansas. With a 8 hour trip ahead of us, we settled into the car, me with magazines in hand, and the hubby with a stash of cd’s to keep him entertained. When we were about an hour outside Little Rock, I began making a list of the shops I wanted to visit before we headed to the hotel, and then, we ran into this….. A massive traffic jam created when two tracker trailers collided and burst into flames. Thankfully no one was hurt.
During our “layover” we took time to walk up and down the highway and even met a trucker who lives in the same small town as my mom. It really is a small world.
After an hour and a half of sitting on the freeway, we finally made our way to Little Rock. With only enough time to visit one shop, we headed directly to Cobblestone and Vine.
This store is listed as one of the premier home decor stores in Little Rock and trust me, it really is. Filled with beautiful furnishings and unique gifts, this store was a shopping paradise. It really made me miss The Scarlet Tassel.
via Tobi Fairley
With a couple of purchases in my bag, we headed to our hotel, The Peabody in downtown Little Rock. The Peabody hotel chain is one of our favorites, not only because of the great accommodations but also because of the daily duck parade.
If you’ve never stayed at a Peabody Hotel and seen the ducks, you’re missing a special event. The ducks hop on an elevator and make their way down to the lobby of the hotel. Once in the lobby, they march across the red carpet and jump into the large water fountain. After a brief swim, they make their way back to their little duck palace.
Here’s the view from our room, overlooking the Arkansas River.
And, to make you feel right at home, every bathroom has a cute little bar of duck soap.