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    The next state alphabetically is Arkansas. Bordered by Missouri, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas and Oklahoma, it is the 27th state by area. Population is about 2 3/4 million people. The largest city in Arkansas is it's capital Little Rock. Disneyland is about 1700 miles from Little rock.

    So do you know anything about Arkansas? Do you perhaps live there?

    Tell us about Arkansas.
    BarbaraAnn


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    We visited some friends in Little Rock when we were driving across the country when I was nine. First and only time I ever saw a scorpion.

    I remember thinking Little Rock was a pretty city.

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      My son's best friend moved to Arkansas. He was born and raised in Chicago. Went to Arkansas in his teens and came back to Chicago to visit from time to time, with an Arkansas accent.
      BarbaraAnn

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        Barbarann - We're goin all the way to Wyoming, aren't we? :bang:

        Arkansas....My sister just moved there so her husband can work for....WALMART!! YESSIR - Bentonville, Arkansas...the home of Walmart. They sold their house out here in Orange County, put more than half of the sale of their house in the bank, and DOUBLED the size of the house back there. Soooooooo jealous!

        Even though you might cringe when you think "Arkansas", the area of Bentonville is supposed to be quite nice as it is near the Ozarks with lots of trees. It's getting bigger all the time as Walmart is attracting alot of business.

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          Originally posted by localdisnyfan
          Barbarann - We're goin all the way to Wyoming, aren't we? :bang:

          Arkansas....My sister just moved there so her husband can work for....WALMART!! YESSIR - Bentonville, Arkansas...the home of Walmart. They sold their house out here in Orange County, put more than half of the sale of their house in the bank, and DOUBLED the size of the house back there. Soooooooo jealous!

          Even though you might cringe when you think "Arkansas", the area of Bentonville is supposed to be quite nice as it is near the Ozarks with lots of trees. It's getting bigger all the time as Walmart is attracting alot of business.
          We are definitely going all the way to Wyoming. If you learn one thing about me, it is that I always finish what I start. There would have to be a pretty good reason for me not to continue these threads. Things like computer failure, forgetting how to type, losing my memory, the dreaded "D" word.

          You get the idea. Yes, I plan on giving each and every state it's moment in the spotlight.
          BarbaraAnn

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            I was in Arkansas back in 1989 during a LONG family vacation, driving across the country. Little Rock was the first place I'd ever seen a Hardee's. I got an ice cream sundae with "Slimer" green sauce on top (Ghostbusters II had just come out). It was the grossest thing I had ever tasted. After Hardee's we drive on to Oklahoma, so I have no more memories of Arkansas.

            I think they mine diamonds there.

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              Is it time for Kentucky yet :blush:?


              Oh about Arizona, we have a family friend that lives there.

              Oh this is not a thread for Arizona....:oops:
              Last edited by Disney Wrassler; 11-06-2005, 03:46 PM.

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                Most of my family are from Arkansas. It's a great place to be from.
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                This has been a Filmways presentation dahling.

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                  My husband is from Arkansas and we visit there several times a year. The town he is from is very small, it's a paper mill town and smells nasty and is dirty. There are 2 stop lights in the town, I'm not exaggerating.

                  However, many parts of the state are really beautiful. Hot Springs is a very nice area, we visited there once for New Years. Although it snowed and they don't have one snowplow in the city, it was hell driving home the next day, LOL! I like that it's not hard to get out into the country, if you are so inclined. We went out to target shoot on a whim, I never knew there were places that you could just do that and it was really fun.

                  "Dance like no one is watching. Sing like no one is listening. Love like you've never been hurt and live like it's heaven on Earth."
                  — Mark Twain




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                    Never been to Arkansas ---

                    State flower is Apple Blossom

                    http://www.clintonlibrary.gov/bios-WJC.html
                    ~~~:ap:~~~

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                      Why is it pronounced ARK-AN-SAW?

                      Whey Kansas is pronounced KAN-SAZZZZ?

                      Hubby says Bentonville is beautiful!
                      Us girls, we're so magical.
                      Soft skin, red lips, so kissable.
                      Hard to resist, so touchable.
                      Too good to deny it.
                      Ain't no big deal, it's innocent. :evil:

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                        You Know You're From Arkansas When... "Vacation" means goin' through Harrison on the way to Branson.

                        Down South, to you, means Louisiana.

                        You have no problem spelling or pronouncin' Ouachita or Possum Grape.

                        You know what Toad Suck and Booger Holler are.

                        Your idea of a really great tenderloin is when the meat is twice as big as the bun and comes with cole slaw on top.

                        You say catty-wampus and tumped over.

                        You know the difference between a deer dog, a duck dog and a **** dog by the way they bark.

                        Pulaski County is considered a foreign or exotic place.

                        You consider being a "Beef Queen" an honor.

                        You faithfully drink Pepsi, Mt. Dew, or Dr. Pepper everyday of your life.

                        You know what a "cow drop" is.

                        You have your own secret bbq sauce.

                        You know how to snipe hunt.

                        You or your neighbors have more hunting dogs than you have family members.

                        You visit the Arkansas State Fair mainly to see your neighbor's prize chicken.

                        You've been invited to or had a bunkin' party.

                        You abhor homosexuality, but love "***** Eye for the Straight Guy."

                        You'd rather be No. 1 in football than No. 1 in education.

                        You think that recycling means riding your bike down the same old path.

                        You think orange barrels are really part of the interstate system.

                        When the forecast calls for an inch of snow, you run out with all the other crazies to stand in line for three hours to buy a month's worth of groceries.

                        You drink sweet iced tea out of a sports bottle.

                        Your traditional Thanksgiving dinner is a deep-fried turkey.

                        You call a shopping cart a buggy.

                        You see "No Hunting" signs are riddled with bullet holes.

                        You think "Animal House" is the training film for incoming athletes at the University of Arkansas

                        The three food groups are Velveeta, pork rinds and a six-pack.

                        Everyone you think of as a "liberal" is either Methodist or Catholic.

                        You think that Bill Clinton is a lyin', cheatin' sumbitch, but you'd still vote for him again in a heartbeat because he's OUR lyin' cheatin' sumbitch.

                        You've "offered" someone an "***-whoopin'. " (

                        When you give directions they include "over yonder," "down the road a piece," and "right near."

                        You're not commitment-phobic: you love God, guns and football.

                        You'd rather have a Budweiser beer museum than a presidential library.

                        You think pinto beans are nekkid without hamhocks, cornbread and buttermilk.

                        Sweet milk and torn up biscuits in a glass is your favorite dessert.

                        You think bagels are nothing but a cruel doughnut joke invented by some Yankee!

                        You eat at Senor Tequila's for atmosphere and Lolita's Tex-Mex for salsa.

                        You say, "I voted for Clinton to get him out of the state."

                        You own three cars and one license plate.
                        St. Elizabeth, Patron Saint of Themed parks. Protect us from break downs, long lines, and used gum. Amen.

                        "Dance like it hurts, love like you need money, and work when people are watching" - Dogbert




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