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Next sj.com Gathering -- Little Rock!

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Fenian_Bastard, Jan 2, 2007.

  1. http://news.aol.com/topnews/articles/_a/man-finds-237-carat-diamond-in-park/20070102111809990001?ncid=NWS00010000000001

    I love this. It's like pick your own apples.
  2. Idaho

    Idaho Active Member

    I want no part of Bill Clinton's Blood Diamond cottage industry.
  3. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    A quick check of Mapquest reveals Little Rock is 125 miles from that park. If you stayed in Hot Springs, you'd be a little closer and could visit Oaklawn Park for springtime thoroughbred racing.
  4. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    Horse racing AND diamonds?
    Almost enough to get me to go to Arkansas.

    Will Ponch be there?
  5. ink-stained wretch

    ink-stained wretch Active Member

    Bring lots of sun screen, bug repellent and anti-venom.

    Good Q in Murfeesboro but the area is DRY. Good Q in Hot Springs and Oaklawn is one of the two better tracks to watch the ponies in the country. Race season used to rock back in the '70s.

    All-in-all, not a bad idea for the spring.
  6. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    486 diamonds found this year. Wow.

    Speaking of Bill Clinton, a group tour of the presidential library is a must. Followed by a pint or three at the Flying Saucer.
  7. pallister

    pallister Guest

    Don't miss the nightlife in North Little Rock.
  8. spup1122

    spup1122 Guest

    There's a piano bar in the River Market that is fantastically fun.
  9. pallister

    pallister Guest

    Toad Suck Park is only a half-hour away.
  10. Yawn

    Yawn New Member

    Holy shit! That would be the centerpiece of such a get-together. Would there be a place for meditation for Fenian and the gang?
  11. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    Mrs. TBF and I took a trip to Hot Springs via Little Rock last spring. We had a blast. Took in the WJC library, the Flying Saucer and some other crap at the river development.

    Got off the interstate and took a backroad from there to Hot Springs, where we stayed at a little B&B and got a couple of massages at the Buckstaff. Spent a day at Oaklawn (our first time at a track), and had a blast.

    Great long weekend trip.

    PS: McClard's Barbecue sucked.
  12. pallister

    pallister Guest

    Take a day trip to Pine Bluff.
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