Friday May 11 was the official start to National Tourism and Travel week. The Arkansas Parks and Tourism Welcome Center in Bella Vista had special give aways and treats for incoming travelers and the Explorer with his two Assistant Explorers, Buddy and Dolly, were out to support the event.
Explorers Buddy and Dolly (and the Explorer) happily greeted new travelers from Minnesota, Missouri, Kansas, and Kentucky and welcomed them to NW Arkansas. Welcome Center Manager William also joined in the fun and certainly appreciated the support from the Northwest Arkansas Tourism Association.
Ready for anything Buddy with his backpack and Dolly with her safari scarf, they were the ambassadors of the day and were excited about everyone coming into the NWA region (especially when they received hugs and attention).