|It says "Cotham Mercantile," I think.|
Once you cross the Arkansas River, you are in an entirely different geological area - instead of hills and mountains, there are flat rolling plains and oxbow lakes, and this sort of bayou area (I checked with a native Louisianan to make sure I wasn't mischaracterizing it when I call it a bayou). Even the trees are different down there.
It is sort of hard to tell from this picture, but that grassy area was fairly marshy, and the glint of white in the middle is water, a side branch of the river.
|This doesn't capture just how wobbly the place looks in person.|
|Don't you just love that "paneling"?|
|A rare moment when the tables weren't full.|