My flight to Bentonville arrived about one o’clock in the afternoon. I phoned the Wingate by Wyndham in Bentonville for their shuttle, which arrived within twenty minutes.
The very personable female driver informed me - upon my inquiry about where to buy beer - that we were in a dry county. She said, however, that if the afternoon shuttle driver was not too busy, he might take me over the county line to a store where beer could be purchased.
My quarters at Wingate were first class - king-sized bed with two end tables, desk and chair, sofa, a bureau holding the big-screen television, and a minibar.
Mid-afternoon I inquired if the drive to a “wet” county was possible, being soon informed that Kevin would take me. He picked me up about 3:30 and off we went, having a most friendly conversation during the entire drive.
Had I known earlier that this involved a round trip of a little more than thirty miles over small country roads, I would have passed it up as being too much of an imposition, but Kevin - about forty years old - and I had such a pleasant time that I never regretted it, although he refused to allow me to buy him any beer or to accept a gratuity.
The Wingate provided a marvelous complimentary breakfast, including blueberry muffins and self-cooked waffles. I consumed the latter while taking one of the former to munch upon while driving.
The free hotel shuttle took me about eight o'clock back to the airport, where I picked up a rental car and headed through the Ozark Mountains to the battlefield of Pea Ridge.
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