They are lined with beautiful Magnolia trees that shade the sidewalks. The grass is aready a wonderful green and was being mowed as I took my walk. The air was warm and fresh and I soaked it up as much as possible, knowing that another cold blast is headed our way for this weekend.
The city takes its name from the natural thermal water that flows from 47 springs on the western slope of Hot Springs Mountain in the historic downtown district of the city. About a million gallons of 143-degree water flow from the springs each day.
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The steam rising from the warm water was just amazing and the water made everyone that came by want to just soak in it....
There is a walking trail up the mountain and this is the view from above the stream..
The trail goes on and on, making it a very popular place to spend time. I would love to spend much more time there.
I am glad I had my camera for this last picture. We went to Oaklawn on Friday afternoon to watch the horse races. It always makes for a fun afternoon. This particular race was worth the trip! Horse came out of the gate and Number 2 was without a jockey....Never did find out what happened to the jockey....This horse was like lightning...he caught the others.....got in the middle of them....passed them....and lead for half the race! By the time he got in front of the crowd, everyone was cheering for him and he won by a long shot. You can see from the picture, not another horse in sight! It was hilarious! Well not really, cause I bet on him......don't know why they didn't just declare him the winner!
It was fun to get away for a couple of days. If you have never been to Hot Springs, Arkansas, put it on you list. It is a great place with lots to do.
Have a good night all....