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A trip to North Little Rock Zoo

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Looking for something family friendly to do in Arkansas try going to the Little Rock Zoo? This is a great weekend opportunity to get out of the house. Living in Arkansas I have always heard of the zoo in Tennessee. I guess no one likes the one in Arkansas but Stefan, Darlene and I ended up going and we had a lot of fun. Besides, it being like 1,000 degrees outside.

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The drive to the zoo only took half an hour from Little Rock AFB and when we go there the admission was reasonably priced. It was $3 for parking and $10 for military admission. For a weekend trip, it is a very reasonable price.

The first thing we saw when we went into the zoo was a bird exhibit. To feed the birds it is $1 cash. At this zoo the bird exhibit you were basically inside their habitat so they were flying around freely.

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We also took pictures all throughout the zoo and of course next to the gorillas (my favorite animal).

Sadly, they did not have my husbands favorite animal which is a wolf. If it was there we did not see it anywhere.

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The last thing we saw before going to the gift shop was the penguins and they were outside trying to cool off. Poor penguins I did not expect to see them outside in all that heat from the sun!

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And finally, we bought a few items from the gift shop for memories. Of course, I got a shirt with a gorilla face on it. Stefan got a wooden bear decoration that is about 1 foot tall. The last thing we got was a fridge magnet to remember our adventures here at the Little Rock Zoo in Arkansas!

Comment below your nearby zoo’s and what you like about them!

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Papitos Mexican Grill

Since 1995 the Garcia Family has been serving traditional authentic Mexican food! The Garcia Family were raised to be hard workers and it was something that has been passed down throughout their children of whom are now the owners of the growing Mexican Restaurants known as Papitos Mexican Grill or the other known as Las Terrazas.

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I’m always trying to find new places to get some good food. Luckily, the other day my friend Elizabeth Reich took me out to eat at one of her favorite places around base. Papitos Mexican Grill is now one of my favorite places to get great tasting food. I am not of any Mexican background but I have Mexican friends that I have met in Miami and at other Air Force Bases and I know they would love this food too.

Arriving to the restaurant you will see a huge military banner offering 10% off. So its also a great military spot. Walking through the doors you will notice how welcoming the staff are and not only that they are very attentive and quick with service. Within 5 seconds my friend and I where greeted at the door and sat at a table. Then 7 seconds later our server arrived asking what drinks and appetizers we wanted. Reich had been here before so she ordered a cheese dip . It has ground beef in the middle and melted creamy cheese all over it served in a soup dish. Called the Beef Queso Dip. Its such a simple concept yet it tastes so good.

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When it was time to order the main course I asked the server what he would recommend and he told me to try out the Ranchero Jalisco (Picture below) It has a cheesy sauce that surrounds the entire dish which has Mexican Style rice in the middle and topped with shrimp, steak, chicken, and peppers!

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And here is a picture of what Reich ordered below. She ordered Chicken Fajita Chimichanga!

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For me personally there are no con’s , I had a great experience and my friend being somewhat of a regular told me this place is just very consistent with good service. And to top it all off there is a very comfortable atmosphere to set the tone for having a great lunch or dinner.

Looking for a great place to eat? This would be a great place to go to! Comment below some of your favorite places to go eat and what style of food they serve!

 

“History.” Papitos Mexican Restaurant. N.p., 2015. Web. 18 June 2017.

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Welcome to Arkansas!

 

Finally after nearly 7 months, I have made my way to becoming “Permanent Party” in the Air Force. My first assignment in the military is Little Rock AFB in Jacksonville, Arkansas. I never paid much attention to Arkansas. When I first found out I was coming to Arkansas I was disappointed. I joined the Air Force for adventure, that meant traveling all over the world to places like Japan, Ireland, etc. All these far places I thought I could get to but they decide to put me state side.

Arkansas is known as being the natural state. From what I have experienced here it eludes to the way that nature is carefully preserved. There are many beautiful outdoors parks. From Hot Springs National Parks to Pinnacle Mountain State park. I think one special thing I have noticed is how the scenery is so different. The scenery is similar to Miami, Florida where I am from in the terms that it can get pretty humid and hot. As far as the landscape and the environment there is a larger variety of trees and plants here.

As far as what there is to do here the area is between city like and suburban there are areas where there are straight houses up and down the road that have huge yards. There are also places like McCain Mall Shopping Center which offers a small mall with at least a couple great choices as far as stores go. The mall has francesca’s, Zumies, JCP ,etc.

Comment some things about the place you live! Is it humid like Florida? Is it still cold in May like Colorado?