Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Hot Springs, AR is aptly named

We had a fun and educational time in Hot Springs. I guess I'd never given any thought to the name of the place and neither had the kids. So we were surprised that the water from the springs was HOT - 143 degrees Fahrenheit.

We spent a few hours in the old downtown admiring the old spas (see two of them across the street behind Sarah, Sam, and Jacy?) and the old hotels.

After a delicious supper at Bubbalu's we ambled down the promenade built in 1958 and marveled at the number of springs that were capped and admired a few that sent hot water and steam down the hill into pretty pools and streams.

I loved this old building. It dominated the skyline and we could see it from our hotel, which was some distance away.



Blogger BubblesandMoney said...

We love Hot Springs. If you have never been to the diamond mine, it is worth the trip. It is in a town somewhat close to HS. The museum is fascinating and if you dig you may find a something!

7:51 AM  
Blogger Cecilia said...

my husband's uncle and aunt live in Hot Springs and we had a fascinating visit there a couple years ago, very fun! and beautiful country around there too! fun to see your pictures

ps my name is Cecilia and I enjoy your blog very much


5:49 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

The diamond mine sounds like fun - I'll tell Steve to look for it when he and David go to get Jacy from camp.

Thanks, Cecilia!

6:10 PM  

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