Trade #6 takes us all the way to Arkansas!
Goodbye, Slot Machine, Hello......BRANSON VACATION!!
Yes, you read that right, we traded the slot machine for over a $800 Branson Vacation (that we unfortunately have to trade!!). I was contacted by Dennis McCaslin of the Fort Smith Radio Group. He is into bartering and saw my ad on Craigslist.
I had posted it in the Ft. Smith Craigslist, as I was getting no solid offers in Tulsa. After doing some research to make sure he was real and not a scam, I decided this trade was too good to pass up! We dropped AC off at my Mom's and headed to Fort Smith, AR...
When we arrived we went straight to the Radio Station to make the trade. They were in the middle of getting ready for a huge auction to help support the radio group.
Fort Smith Radio Group (FSRG) runs five different stations in the Fort Smith area: The Fort 94.5, The Sports Hog 103.1 FM, Kool Oldies 104.7, KFPW AM 1230 and KHGG 1580 AM. We enjoyed listening to their Oldies station while driving around town.
That's Karen Pharis, the Operations Manager of FSRG
Dennis was busy when we got there, so Karen jumped in for him. Afterwards, Karen interviewed me about my trading project. It was pretty cool! You can listen to it right here.
After the trade, we explored Fort Smith a little bit.
There's a lot of history here, check out the video below!
Below are a few of the pictures we took at one of the original forts
Lots of great history here!
This is what they call Fort Smith #2.
This is one of the areas where Civil War soldiers set up tents and slept
Part of the entrance gate to Fort Smith #2.
All that exploring made us hungry and hot! Dennis had given us a certificate to eat at Ed Walker's Drive In. It's one of only two restaurants in the country that still serve curbside beer.
They are famous for their French Dip Sandwich, so we both ordered one. It was DELICIOUS!! See that enormous burger? It's 5 lbs. Yep...5 lbs. If you can eat it in 45 minutes, including the fries, your meal is free.
Amy would also like me to add that their sweet tea and onion rings were fantastic!
Now for the good stuff...
What's in that Branson envelope?
Remember this is over a $800 deal!
In no particular order of coolness, here is everything that is included in this trade:
1. Two nights at the Branson Victorian Palace Hotel. This is a $220 value!
2. Two VIP passes to Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditoriums
4. Two tickets to the Veterans Memorial Museum/Branson
5. Two admission tickets to see Grand Jubilee at the Ground Country Music Hall
6. Two tickets to see JEERK-Rhythm Artist Group in Branson, expires October 29th 2011
7. Two tickets valued at $200 to take part in the Branson Zipline and Canopy Tour.
That is not all!!!! You have to EAT!!!!!!!!!!
8. $20 in Domino's Gift Certificates
9. $20 in gift certificates to eat at Montana Mikes's
10. $20 in gift certificates to Florentina's Ristorante Italiano
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Here are a few sites on Fort Smith and the State of Arkansas