Christa and I traveled to Fayetteville and Springdale, Arkansas, this past week, for her to present at a technology conference for educators at Springdale High School. I needed the getaway, after a terrible day at work that could determine how much longer I remain with the newspaper. Anyway, it wasn’t much of a photographic trip — I was a little low, and the opportunity for good outdoor photos just wasn’t there. Despite that fact, Fayetteville/northern Arkansas is a fantastically beautiful region, one of my favorite places to visit, and we really enjoyed our two-night stay. We had a comfortable room at the Holiday Inn, and Christa’s presentations (all four of them!) went well. I spent most of my time in the “green room,” just hanging out, either reading or writing on my computer. (“The Joy Luck Club” is a fantastic novel I’d like to finish one day.) We also spent way too much money at Barnes & Noble. I shot some fair-to-middling photos, the best of which are below.