Saturday, July 25, 2015

Triathlon in Arkansas, Degray Lake Tri Fest August 15-16 2015

When I think of a Triathlon, images of long distance swims, runs, and cycling by the best athletes in the world pop into my head.  While that is partly true, the Degray Lake Tri Fest has events for almost any athlete, seasoned or beginner.  The two day event is held at the Spillway Area parking lot and boat ramp on the southeast shore of beautiful Degray Lake Arkansas.  Degray Lake has been rated one of the cleanest lakes in the country.  Degray Lake Information.  With 6 events to choose from there is a race for everyone.  The Super Spillway Sprint consists of a 225 yard swim followed by a 6 mile bike and finished off with a 1.5 mile run.  For the seasoned athletes the Tri Arkansas consists of a 1500 meter swim, 39k bike, and 10k run.  That should get your blood flowing!

[caption id="attachment_455" align="alignleft" width="150"]Degray Lake Triathlon Finish Line Degray Lake Tri Fest Finish Line[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_452" align="alignleft" width="151"]Degray Tirathlon swim Race Time[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_456" align="alignleft" width="155"]Degray Lake Triathlon Bike Transition Degray Lake Tri Fest Bikes[/caption]







If racing is not really your idea of a quality weekend, then volunteer.  There are plenty of opportunities to assist the promoters in making this race a reality.   Be a part of set up/ take down, guiding, even clean up.  Contact DLT Events for more information.

Having personally been both a participant and spectator, I can tell you it is a blast!  My tri athlete daughter talked me into doing the sprint a few years ago.  It was a awesome experience made even better by cheering each other on to the finish line.

Hopefully you will take part in this years event and enjoy the the spirit of competition while taking in the beauty of the Ouachita Mountains.


Friday, July 10, 2015

Outdoor Shower, Swinging Bed will have you Loving Nature!

Like many of our guests, the outdoors has always been a passion of ours and our favorite place to be.  We are fortunate to have successfully created a romantic resort with amazing scenery, abundant wildlife, natural seclusion, privacy, a good mix of shade, sunshine and summer breezes.  We have received numerous comments from our guests about how much they enjoyed all of these things during their stay.

In an effort to enhance our guest’s enjoyment of the outdoors we have added two exciting new features to our Romantic Creek and Rustic Romance cabins.  They now have a swinging bed and an outdoor shower!

The screened in porch is home to a wonderful custom full size swinging bed.  This private location is the perfect place to enjoy a morning cup of coffee, afternoon nap, reading or snuggling with your favorite person.

[caption id="attachment_433" align="alignnone" width="300"]Swinging Bed Swinging Bed[/caption]

The back deck has a new addition we are calling the “Walk on the wild side” outdoor shower.   Refresh at the end of the day, middle of the day or late night (you choose) in a partially enclosed shower which allows for viewing of all the nature around you. Star gazing from the shower or the hot tub is a must. Both the shower and hot tub are open to the sky.

[caption id="attachment_415" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Walk on the Wild Side Outdoor Shower Outdoor Shower[/caption]

Another special place to enjoy nature at Remember When is our “Beginnings Garden”.  This is a place where our guests can sit, relax and enjoy what is shaping up to be beautiful perennial gardens. There is even a rustic wood beverage cooler for your refreshments.

[caption id="attachment_413" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Beginnings Garden Beginnings Garden[/caption]

Plentiful rains this spring have left us with lots of beautiful green and an abundance of natural privacy between all cabins. Cooler fall temperatures are just around the corner and will be just the right time to enjoy these new additions.

If you are planning a Honeymoon,  Anniversary, or just a Romantic Cabin retreat book a stay at Remember When Cabins... you'll be glad you did!