Hi guys, we are planning a trip to Joplin MO as we have been invited to friend's wedding in September. We plan to arrive in Memphis, stay a couple of nights there, hire a car and drive to Little Rock. From there we'd like to visit a few pretty towns on the way to Joplin, maybe even stay in a log cabin somewhere for a couple of nights. We've done Eureka Springs before. Any suggestions as to where to stop? We love the lakes but are not into canoeing. Last time got a bit scary! A visit to caves might be good. Also I looked at the temperatures for last September and it was HOT! Was last year exceptional or should we expect very warm weather in the third week of September? Thanks in advance for any suggestions!