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Old 09-20-2016, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Van Buren, Arkansas
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OK. I am REQUIRED by man law to visit Toad Suck. I may just ask if there is a post office there and get a PO box.

We want to get back to small town living. Or middle of nowhere living...

Jim, I will write your suggestions down in my little travel book. We are pretty-much doing a fly over, and will detail when it is time to pick a zip code and a realtor. I have a feeling that our heads will be spinning, taking in the sights.
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Old 09-20-2016, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Ozark Mountains Arkansas
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OK. I am REQUIRED by man law to visit Toad Suck. I may just ask if there is a post office there and get a PO box.

We want to get back to small town living. Or middle of nowhere living...

Jim, I will write your suggestions down in my little travel book. We are pretty-much doing a fly over, and will detail when it is time to pick a zip code and a realtor. I have a feeling that our heads will be spinning, taking in the sights.
Careful what you wish for, lol. I live in the middle of nowhere. I does take a little adjustment for most, but it's wonderful! Newton County, as a whole, is around 8k people. Jasper's population is 466. I'm 11 miles from that with NO neighbors, in the woods, in the middle of nowhere.
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Old 09-20-2016, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Van Buren, Arkansas
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That is what I grew up on. Only moved to Houston to make money. Teachers outside of the bigger cities in Texas make at least $10-15K/yr less in my pay range. After 30 years in Houston, I am still ina hurry to have no hurries.
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Old 09-20-2016, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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OK. I am REQUIRED by man law to visit Toad Suck. I may just ask if there is a post office there and get a PO box.

We want to get back to small town living. Or middle of nowhere living...

Jim, I will write your suggestions down in my little travel book. We are pretty-much doing a fly over, and will detail when it is time to pick a zip code and a realtor. I have a feeling that our heads will be spinning, taking in the sights.

P.O box? You could live in Toad Suck Wes59. It is just downstream from Fort Smith. We passed thru it so fast I almost missed it. I'll bet the population is like 50. Maybe less.
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Old 09-20-2016, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Van Buren, Arkansas
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Ah yes, but are there mountains for my darling to gaze upon as she sips her morning coffee? There has to be mountains for her to look at. If not, I can move to plenty of 50 population towns in Texas.

Just a random thought- are people from there called Toad Suckers? :-)
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Old 09-20-2016, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Hot Springs Village, AR
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That is what I grew up on. Only moved to Houston to make money. Teachers outside of the bigger cities in Texas make at least $10-15K/yr less in my pay range. After 30 years in Houston, I am still ina hurry to have no hurries.
We moved to Hot Springs Village 3 years ago from DFW. I do not miss that rat race one bit, and love it here.
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Old 09-21-2016, 06:29 AM
 
Location: Illinois
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Visit Petit Jean and spend one night in the lodge while you are in the area. I bethinks you might like the vistas.
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Old 09-21-2016, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Van Buren, Arkansas
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Do you mean in the state park lodge? Looks like a nice place to stay.
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Old 09-21-2016, 01:11 PM
 
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Be careful trying to see too much. It gets overwhelming as there is more beauty in ten square miles of AR than many states have within their entire borders.
This is good advice and absolute truth.
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Old 09-21-2016, 01:39 PM
 
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We want to get back to small town living. Or middle of nowhere living....
Then why not try to get a job in the Jasper school district, or Deer, or Mt. Judea, or even Harrison (only 20 miles from Jasper)?

I must have missed where you told why you have to start out in Ft. Smith. Ft. Smith is nice, but a little bland....and flat! You won't be lookin' at mountains while you sip your mornin' coffee if you live in Ft. Smith. Well, there may be some outlying areas where you could get a distant mountain view, but it's pretty much flat in Ft. Smith.

Now, about 20 miles north of Ft. Smith/Van Buren on Hwy. 71 is a little spot in the road called Mountainburg. You might want to live around there if you have to work in Ft. Smith. Plenty of mountain views there.

And on further north of there it just gets prettier and prettier....Winslow is a neat little tiny town off of 71 (just across I49 from Devil's Den State Park, a beautiful place), and lots of beautiful land around there for retirement. There is a school at Winslow also, I believe. Google it. I think there may even be one in Mountainburg.

The great thing about this whole area is that it is really close to larger towns (Fayetteville, Ft. Smith/Van Buren) where you can go to Lowe's, furniture stores, malls, etc.
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