Blogs from Hot Springs, Arkansas, United States, North America


North America » United States » Arkansas » Hot Springs April 30th 2017

Well, if you’ve been reading along and paying any kind of attention to the news, you saw that the middle of the country was badly hit by thunderstorms Sunday night. I left you off saying it was over. Boy, was I wrong. I had plugged Moya back in for what I thought was the last time and left it that way. At 11 with NO warning the skies opened and the thunder and lightning were constant. There was no way this 70-year-old Nana was going outside and unplugging an electric cord from a utility pole. I prayed for the best. I was awake until 3:00 or so until it calmed down enough to fall asleep. This storm system just stayed on top of us for hours. I am used to watching weather patterns move from west ... read more
Painting on Bridge
yes, I really am at Hot Springs NP

North America » United States » Arkansas » Hot Springs February 17th 2016

Once we are back on the road again I was hungry. When we last left you I had skipped breakfast and been drinking a lot. David wanted to try the Blue & White Restaurant but it had some mixed reviews. I said well let's try it anyway. We went in seated right away. Very cute - side of the road kind of cafe. They have an extensive menu of southern favorites. Everything coming out of the kitchen looked very very good. I decided on a pulled pork sandwich they serve the coleslaw on the side For my side I got fried green tomatoes. David chose this layered breakfast dish. My sandwich was delicious and yes the coleslaw went on. The coleslaw was crunchy and tangy. Now the tomatoes perfect and these are not easy to get ... read more
Forsythe Bath House at Night
Look Out [Hot Springs] Mountain

North America » United States » Arkansas » Hot Springs August 25th 2014

I DID NOT HAVE SEXUAL RELATIONS WITH THAT WOMAN! This morning we spent an hour or so just walking the streets near our B&B so Helli could take some pictures of the historic buildings. It is easy to get caught up in the stories that Vicksburg has to tell, from the paddle steamers to the wrought iron balconies on the old hotel and the canons that are on display still guarding the Mississippi river. The concrete levee has painted marks telling the flood water levels over the past hundred years, with simply overwhelming heights. Vicksburg is a town with such a rich and storied past and yet a very fragile future. Many of the neighborhoods are in disrepair and there isn’t a great deal of employment possibilities. The historic area of town is very quaint and ... read more
Slushie break
Vicksburg, Mississippi
Vicksburg, Mississippi

North America » United States » Arkansas » Hot Springs April 20th 2014

Time to head home, but not before stopping by Hot Springs National Park to check it out. We stopped by the visitors center to check it out and to possibly get a state map, which we did get. We also got a taste of the spring water for the road. We took the road up to the observation tower but did not pay to go up it. We did take some cool pictures from the base of the tower overlooking the city. From there we drove through the city to the other side and took the road up there to another lookout point. We stopped at the first one, took pictures, then drove up some more and took some more pictures. We also saw a beautiful outcrop at the top of the hill. After we were ... read more
Downtown Hot Springs
Downtown Hot Springs
Downtown Hot Springs

North America » United States » Arkansas » Hot Springs April 19th 2014

Today was the day, we headed to Crater of Diamond Mines State Park in Murfreesboro, AR about an hour southwest of Hot Springs, to go diamond hunting. We were so excited! We brought our tools from home and paid the $8 entry fee per person to get in. After we got in, we ate some hot dogs, nachos, and chili Frito pie from the Kimberlite Cafe and then commenced to diamond hunting. Although we did not find once, we found some jasper. We left shortly before 5:00pm and stopped at another geologic roadcut and then in Murfreesboro at a store to make a few purchases. We got back into Hot Springs and stopped at Chic-fil-A and then Dolce Gelato for some dessert. We were ready for bed after all this.... read more
Diamond Hunting
Diamond Hunting
Diamond Hunting

North America » United States » Arkansas » Hot Springs April 18th 2014

We woke up and went downstairs for breakfast. We had eggs, sausage, waffles, biscuits, coffee, and oj. With our fuel for the day, we were ready to head to Garvan Woodland Gardens, a beautiful botanical garden that was full in bloom for spring. There were many types of gorgeous flowers, such as tulips and roses. But the main attraction was a showy peacock who strutted his way across the grounds. He was waiting for anyone to feed him and he kept wandering until he found his next meal. He came around us while we were eating lunch at the Chipmunk Cafe, and it was a great photo op. We got our pics and ate our wonderful lunch. After that we went back to the hotel for a quick swim in the heated pool. After the swim, ... read more
Front of Baymont Hotel
Back of Baymont Hotel overlooking Lake Hamilton
Back of Baymont Hotel overlooking Lake Hamilton

North America » United States » Arkansas » Hot Springs April 17th 2014

We arrived late at night to the beautiful Baymont Inn which sits up on a hill overlooking Lake Hamilton. Check in was a breeze and we made our way to our room to some shut-eye for the next day's adventures.... read more

North America » United States » Arkansas » Hot Springs March 28th 2014

Well, if today wasn’t wild, slap me on the ass and call me a donkey! Let’s start with the morning, which was waking up in the hotel room. Releasing emotions, I bawled like a baby. I can’t remember the reason why. It must be because of what happened in the afternoon where I changed my life forever. Where I entered into the third dimension. Where I cleansed my brain and heart and kundalini. Time, time, time. It feels there is not enough time even though the amount is perfect. So I went back to Larry’s place. I liked when I arrived because he stood outside on his doorstep only exposing his left half. He looked completely different. Part of me couldn’t even tell, “are you the same person as yesterday or a friend of Larry’s or ... read more

North America » United States » Arkansas » Hot Springs March 24th 2014

Oh, what amazing adventure it was to wander the beautiful forest of the Ouachita National Park. Upon reflection, I can feel the agony I held inside as I entered, compared to the freedom I feel as I write this. In Memphis, I had packed a "survival" dish of rice and turnip greens that would keep me alive at least for a few days. Plus, there was the bag of Bagel Chips if all else failed. On Friday, the 21st, I got to the east side of the park and drove up this dirt road with my little car and parked it next to a picnic table. Being up there, looking out at the lake, hearing only the leaves and birds, my feelings were overwhelming of how the city had taken a toll on me. My heart ... read more

North America » United States » Arkansas » Hot Springs August 16th 2013

Wayne had the FULL bath/massage experience at the Buckstaff Bathhouse this morning. He loved it!! I shopped around downtown while he was there. The nicest shop I found is called Girlie Girls. They design their own jewelry and it is beautiful. If you are the kind of person who wants a one of a kind piece you will love this store. I also popped into the Ohio Club. It's like stepping back in time, esp. after going through the Gangster Museum. The bar is gorgeous with incredible carved columns surrounding it. Looks just like it did in the 20s! Just relaxed the rest of the day. Left on Saturday and went home via Hwy 65. Since we were driving by anyway I wanted to stop in Botkinburg at the Antiques Warehouse. This is an incredible place. ... read more

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