The Arka Tech

Oh, the local places you’ll go

BY DARRYL WILKINS

Imagine Thanksgiving Break is coming up, and you are excited because you will be going on a trip with your family.

But at the last minute, you find out you will not be able to go.

What do you do while all of your friends are on their way out of town and you are stuck back here in Russellville?

That answers is easy — find different activities to do for each day of the week.

On Monday, you could be adventurous and go to the top of Petit Jean Mountain. Once at the top, there are many exciting things to see. Just looking down at the valley is very breath taking.

On Tuesday, you could even try disc golf. The disc golf course at Old Post Park offers not only an enjoyable game but also great views of Lake Dardanelle and the Arkansas River.

On Wednesday, activities could include having a picnic at Lake Dardanelle State Park. Try enjoying a picnic on an open hillside, fishing from the pier or going on a boat ride around the lake.

Thursday could be filled with tons of food and shopping. Take the time out to experience some of Russellville’s best shopping attractions, especially for the Black Friday sales. Stores such as T.J.Maxx, JCPenney, Belk and even some of the local downtown boutiques and thrift stores offer great finds and reasonable prices.

Friday is the day of conquering Hog Wild. Hog Wild is filed with tons of things to do for all ages. Try your luck on one of the many gaming attractions there. If you are not a gaming person, you could try riding the go-karts or the bumper cars.

Saturday could be a day of rest. Rest is one thing that the body needs most and what better way than to spend your Saturday in a nice comfy bed?
Then comes Sunday — the official last day of break.

After spending excessive amounts of money and countless hours exploring Russellville, you must do last-minute homework that was forgotten during break.

Some may think staying in Russellville for the break is boring, but discovering new and exciting places to go will make it all worth while.