A few years ago, my family and I went to the Ozarks in Arkansas for July 4th weekend. Being in the middle of America for that particular holiday was so meaningful. The accommodations were like a mountain log cabin style. The facilities were clean. There were many activities and water sports to keep us entertained. Every morning I was able to wake and have coffee watching the sun come up and burn the mist off the lake and rise above the pines. The employees were friendly and accommodating. We visited the town nearby and attended their parade, which included a marching band and vintage cars, all to honor the service people and veterans. It was so special to see the heart of Americana on such a patriotic weekend! I will never forget it.
-Crystal B. from Crest Hill, IL