Who goes on a road trip to Texarkana? We did. It was a beautiful drive through the National Forest, with one real town  in the middle of it. Here’s the town: Mena.

Here’s the train station, perhaps the most exciting building in town. You’ve now seen both sides.

Across the street from the train station were a bunch of little shops, all closed when we drove through.

I wanted to go to the “Books n Stuf” shop to find out what the stuf was. Now we’ll never know.

We passed through Witcherville, formerly Salem. It was apparently named for William Witcher, an early resident, but that doesn’t explain why a 1903 map identifies it as Salem. I wanted a good witch story, but we haven’t been able to come up with one.