Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Traveling to the Land of Wallyworld

We went to Bentonville on July 8th.  Theresa's mom works for Walmart in Jacksonville, so it seemed like we should at least visit where it all started.  Bentonville and the surrounding towns are a very interesting study in the influence the world's largest corporation can have.  The Walton family and the various entities are very generous with gifts to the towns.  The Crystal Bridge Museum is an amazing place to visit and it is just part of what the family has given to the area.  The fact that the world comes to northeast Arkansas makes for a much more sophisticated community than people from the coasts would expect.  Andrew and Theresa liked it a lot.  Ray and I may be liking it more too as we get more familiar with the area.

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