Wednesday, March 28, 2018

A Direct Route To Hope

There's been a lot of rain across the country and we got caught up in several downpours this week, explaining why most of my photos have gloomy clouds and overcast skies in them. 

One of our recent runs took us to Hope, Arkansas where I was able to get this drive-by shot of President Bill Clinton's first childhood home.  He was born in August 1946, less than a mile away at Julia Chester Hospital (which was demolished in 1950) and lived in this house, his grandparent's home, for the first four years of his life.  After that, his family moved to Hot Springs, Arkansas where he lived until he finished high school.

We didn't have a chance to tour the house this time, but I'm always happy to see where historical sites in the country are located so I can plan for another time when we're in the area. 

The town of Hope wasn't what I expected as I was imagining small-town Mayberry - which it probably was back in the forties - but seeing the area where such an accomplished, beloved, and famous person came from, is always extremely interesting to me.

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2016: Right Only At The Big Yellow Tree
2015: High Shine Pete
2014: A Big Thumbs Up On Day Two
2013: The Hospital Survives Another Week
2012: More Distracting Than Texting While Driving
2011: The Aftermath
2010: More Than Halfway To A World Record
2009: If You Need Your Hump Fixed, This Is The Place
2008: The Flight, The Hotel, The Walk, And The Sleep Deprivation
2007: A Lot Of Beauty, A Little Citrus, And A Mini Moo
2006: Shorn
2005: Sorry, no post on this day. The blog didn’t start until May 2005!

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