Northwest Arkansas (August, 2009)

On a Saturday morning in August we decided to kick off a "quest" that we'd been wanting to do for a while--go see a Springfield Cardinals game at all the other Texas League ballparks.  First up was Northwest Arkansas.  But instead of just driving 2 hours to Springdale to watch a game and go home, we decided to make a day of it. 

It rained on the way down but the rain held off for the rest of the day and the temps were great.  We left at 9am and drove down through Monett and Cassville and stopped short of Rogers, Arkansas at Pea Ridge National Military Park.  It is a Civil War battlefield under the protection of the National Park Service.  The battle was fought after Wilson's Creek (near Springfield) and is very similar in setup.