Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Hot Springs

Our stop over for the night of our anniversary was Hot Springs Arkansas. We have visited other hot springs before and I somehow envisioned a public pool where I could get a nice relaxing soak as I have in other locations. Hot Springs however doesn't have a set up like that. At the National Park you can see where they used to have some bathing areas and saunas, but they were generally individual tubs. There is a place where you can still soak in tubs, but they were closed by the time we arrived. The water out of the Hot Springs is about 130 degrees.

We had a good time anyway. We toured up to the top of the mountain at that park and went to the top of their observation tower where you can see vistas for up to 7 miles in any location.

1 comment:

Wayne's Mom said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! And please don't give up on the public pool idea; there is a growing group of locals who hope to see that sort of project floated to the top of "things we need."

Recently geographer Warren Bland named Hot Springs, Ark. the No. 1 place in America to retire.

I gotta admit, Hot Springs is a pretty cool place to live, even for those of us who aren't yet retired. And it's a great place to "grow in grace!"

To see short video clips from Hot Springs, check out SpaVlogger.

Rebecca McCormick,
Travel writer, Hot Springs Village Voice