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Sunday, November 10, 2019

The Old Snowball House is AMAZING!

My husband Gabe and I recently stayed at The Old Snowball House in Snowball, Arkansas. Snowball is an unincorporated community in Searcy County that sits at the junction of AR highways 74 and 377. At one time Snowball was a booming town, but just like other towns all across America, people moved off, the post office closed and their school consolidated. When we found out there was a place to rent in Snowball, we were super excited as Gabe had won a coveted public elk hunt in Searcy County.

The Old Snowball House Snowball Arkansas

As soon as you walk into the home, it greets you with a welcoming feeling that fills you with a sense that you are its first guests. The entry room includes a desk, lamp, pens, guest book and a binder of information about the house, history of Snowball plus things to see locally. There are also some hiking maps included since this house is only a few miles from the Buffalo National River and its various trails.  This room worked perfectly as a mudroom as we took off our boots and wet clothes before going into the living area.

The Old Snowball House welcomes you

This house has three bedrooms, all with ceiling fans and two bathrooms, both with showers, and the downstairs has a tub. Both of the larger couches make into beds. There is a sitting area upstairs plus a king-sized bedroom. Downstairs has two bedrooms; a queen and a  twin size. The downstairs living room is large to allow ample conversation while the open floor allows visitors to be near in the dining areas.  A nice touch was the crochet throws for added coziness while you are on the couch watching television or a DVD.

The Old Snowball House downstairs living area

The owner has decorated the house in browns, shades of blue and gray, with a little country pink thrown in as an accent.  An elk antler on the coffee table represents the size of elk that you can see while you’re in Searcy County.  Although the house was built in the late 1800s, it was recently refurbished with modern conveniences without losing its rustic appeal.  

The Old Snowball House dining table

The dining room includes a unique table made from an original door, overlaid with a sheet of glass to protect it.  Being paired with modern chairs seems to bring out its character even more. You can sit here and get inspired while looking out the windows or just reading a good book.

The house boasts a full-sized kitchen that has everything you could want; refrigerator, microwave, oven, dishwasher, toaster, crockpot, waffle maker, coffee pot, and Keurig. The owner has stocked the kitchen with silverware, dishes, cookware, cookie sheets, etc that you might need during your stay. Under the sink is plenty of cleaning supplies if you make a mess or if you get bored and want to clean.

The Old Snowball House kitchen

Both the upstairs and downstairs have a bathroom and each of them contains extra towels, toilet paper and a large assortment of shampoos, conditioners, soaps, and items such as peroxide and alcohol. The laundry room includes a full-size washer and dryer that came in handy as it rained several days we were there. The bed was the most comfortable EVER and you can tell the owner did not skimp one bit when picking out the linens and the super cozy blankets. The bed was simply AMAZING!

The Old Snowball House king-size upstairs bedroom

The Old Snowball House has everything you need for a night away or a week's vacation. The only thing you have to bring is your sense of adventure. These are just a sample of photos from the house, as I do not want to give the whole experience away. There is so much detail in this vacation rental that you must see it for yourself!

Searcy County offers a multitude of things to do and I can’t wait to stay at this house again. I rode the “Bear Creek Growl” route earlier this year on my 1956 Panhead, and I am looking forward to riding it on my 1939 Knucklehead! Searcy County is a great place to play, and The Old Snowball House is a great place to stay!

The wooden bridge, Searcy County Arkansas

The wooden bridge Bear Creek Growl motorcycle route

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Petersen Automotive Museum digital exhibition series

Petersen's Automotive Museum is currently running a series of digital exhibitions.  

You can check out my Challenger on their Hot Rod digital exhibition-

And my motorcycles on the Girls Who Ride exhibition digital- here

My 1973 Rallye Challenger at Maplewood Cemetery 2019

Dodge Challengers and Spectro Oil just goes together!

Spectro Oils Ethanol fuel conditioner and Motor Guard oil 

Photographed my 1973 Dodge Rallye Challenger the other day in Maplewood Cemetery in Harrison.  Not much color left, but got this one.  

Spectro Oils Ethanol fuel conditioner and Motor Guard oil keep my Challenger running great! I use Spectro in all of my cars and vintage Harleys!

Maplewood Cemetery Harrison November 2019

Saturday, October 19, 2019

BIKER Lives Matter

Check out my introduction and previous article about this important organization, BIKER Lives Matter.  I have recently accepted the position of Arkansas Ambassador.

Arkansas Ambassador for BIKER Lives Matter

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Evapo-Rust review- It is AMAZING!


Rust removal products have interested me for several years.  I had my doubts that a product could work this great, but Evapo-Rust proved me wrong.  After soaking several rusty tools, I am AMAZED by the results!

Before Evapo-Rust

Before Evapo-Rust

Before Evapo-Rust

Before Evapo-Rust

Before Evapo-Rust

Evapo-Rust is safe to use as it is non-toxic and non-corrosive since it does not contain acids, bases, or solvents.  It has no fumes or foul odors and there’s no scrubbing required.  It won’t harm paint, plastic or chrome.  Evapo-Rust is reusable and one gallon will remove 1/2 lb of dry rust.  It is a water-based rust remover that’s easy to use as you simply submerge the corroded parts and let soak for 30 minutes for light rust or overnight for heavily rusted items.  Although a basket is included in the 3 1/2-gallon bucket, I used a plastic ice cream pail to lower my parts into the 5-gallon bucket. 

Evapo-Rust 3 1/2 gallon with dip basket

After removing from the solution, rinse with water and dry with a towel.  Evapo-Rust does not stop rust, but you can apply their product called Rust-Block that will prevent rusting for up to one year IF kept indoors.  If used or stored outside, you must paint or apply an oil-based product. 

After soaking in Evapo-Rust

After soaking in Evapo-Rust

After soaking in Evapo-Rust

For items that can’t fit into a bucket, such as my raw Spartan Frameworks springer, Evapo-Rust makes a gel you brush on as it clings to vertical, rusted surfaces.  Besides rusted tools, auto parts, and hardware, Evapo-Rust can restore cast iron skillets, other cookware, and even firearms.
Evapo-Rust is a must-have for any shop or restoration business.