Go to the River Market. It is...
Go to the River Market. It is a great area and growing all the time. The thing I miss the most about LR when I am gone is the variety of the terrain and landscape. Hillcrest and the Heights are both great neighborhoods - especially when the azaleas are in bloom. Oak Forest (near UALR) and Hillcrest are beautiful in the Fall.
While the coffee is cheap, the food is mid-price range. Sufficient Grounds also has the atmosphere of a coffee house. This restaurant is set up in an old house with two stories. The bottom stories contains the kitchen and a well lit, most restaurant type area. In the upstairs (smoking) area, there are recliners and bean-bag chairs for everyone's comfort. Without a doubt, while Sufficient Grounds is first a coffee house, its sandwiches are second to none for either lunch or dinner. While there are some pre-made choice, I heartily suggest building your own by deciding what kind of bread, meat, and toppings you'd like. They are very accomadating here.
A week in Little Rock, Arkansas
"Little Rock - An Appropriately Named City"
One of the first things I noticed about Little Rock is that there are rocks (little and not so little) everywhere. The people of Little Rock use this geologic feature to their advantage. Many of the yards I saw in the Hillcrest neighborhood have neat rock gardens and walls, and even some of the houses are built of stone.
"Cozy homes, neat yards"
My work-related trip to Little Rock came about quite unexpectedly. Usually I like to research destinations before going, but I did not have that opportunity this time. I was also at somewhat of a disadvantage because I had to stay to the west of downtown and I did not have a car while I was there. On the other hand, my location and lack of transportation forced me to do more exploring on foot and I undoubtedly saw neighborhoods I would not have seen otherwise.
"The River Market"
Since I was there over a weekend I decided to walk to downtown on a Saturday. I don't really recommend walking from where I was staying for several reasons, not the least of which is I had to cross the street several times because the sidewalk ended on one side. It took me about 1.5 hours to walk to the River Market area. Even though it wasn't terribly hot, it was humid that day and I was drenched. But I enjoyed the River Market area and several other sites downtown. See my restaurant and things to do tips for my recommendations.
Michelle's Little Rock Page
Well, let's see if I can remember everywhere I
have traveled to. I was born in Melbourne, FL and
grew up in Indialantic, FL, Port Malabar, FL,
Melbourne, FL, Indian Harbour Beach, FL, Satellite
Beach, FL and Melbourne, FL. I spent 3 weeks of the
summer after my graduation from high school traveling
with my biological father in the semi that he drove
long-haul from Melbourne, FL to Fountain Valley, CA
and Anaheim, CA taking I95 and I10, then, to Ft.
Wayne, IN and back to Melbourne, FL. Then, after I
graduated college, I moved to Arlington, VA and stayed
there for just over 4 years. Then, I moved to
Greenbriar, AR to live with my now-bro-in-law and his
family with my now-hubby and daughter. Then, we moved
to Waxahachie, TX, to Duncanville, TX, back to
Waxahachie, TX and we now live in Little Rock, AR. I
cannot remember which states I hit other than the
listed states on the truck trip, I would recommend
looking at a map since I only remember that it was the
straightest shot between each of the listed cities.
The same thing is true of the trip by car from
Arlington, VA to Greenbriar, AR and Greenbriar, AR to
Waxahachie, TX. Other cities that I have visited in
VA were Falls Church, Alexandria and a couple of
cities in MD and a couple of trips to Washington, DC.
In AR, I have also visited North Little Rock,
Sherwood, Conway, Pine Bluff, Malvern and Maumelle.
In TX, I have also visited Ennis, Midlothian, Plano,
Cedar Hills, Ferris, Grapevine, Dallas, Arlington,
Hooks and Ft. Worth.