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11 Outdoor Activities Arkansans Always Have To Explain To Everyone Else

Look, it isn’t easy having so many awesome things to do outside. Arkansans are constantly making choices about what we’re going to do this weekend, and those choices aren’t easy because of how unbelievably awesome our natural spaces are. To add to our problem of too many choices, it seems some of the activities we choose aren’t really done anywhere outside the South, so when our one Yankee cousin comes down to visit, we’ve got to explain what we’re doing. Below you’ll find a list of things we’ve all had occasion to explain to someone who just doesn’t get it. Bless their hearts.

For things we all learned growing up in Arkansas, click here. If you’d like to see some translations of things we’ve all grown up hearing, check out this one.

J.B. Weisenfels
J.B. Weisenfels has lived in rural Arkansas for three decades. She is a writer, a mom, and a graduate student. She is also an avid collector of tacky fish whatnots, slightly chipped teapots, and other old things. In her spare time she enjoys driving to the nearest creek to sit a while. If you were to visit her, she'd try to feed you cornbread.