Saturday, March 20, 2010

Hot Springs, Arkansas

Take a walk with me down the beautiful sidewalks of Central Avenue in the Historic District of Hot Springs, Arkansas.



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....

Nanny

9 comments:

KBeau said...

Beautiful pictures. LBeau and I spent our honeymoon in Hot Springs--all two days of it!

Joyce said...

Maybe the missing jockey was soaking in the hot springs:)
Joyce

Noni at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

LOL! I love the horse racing to the front without his jockey! Hot Springs is a beautiful place to visit. You know I love the historic district! LOL!

Solar Powered said...

Good pictures. I can't wait to go. I hope the snow is gone and the sun is out. We have had cold rain the last two years so we are due for some sunshine this year. I can taste my margarita now...

Love Being a Nonny said...

I've never been but these pictures make me want to! Thanks for sharing! BEAUTIFUL! Happy Spring!

grammy said...

What a pretty town and thanks for sharing. Love the hot springs...did you actually get to get in any of them? There is a place we camp in Wyoming that has a 'Hobo' hot springs. It is free and you can just use it. It is always to hot for me...but they have a free shower and that was great when you have been camping without one.
Hope you have a great time (o:

Jill said...

My favorite...the Magnolia! Oh how I LOVE Magnolia trees in bloom!

amy (metz) walker said...

You took some great pictures. We met some friends in Hot Springs a couple years ago and stayed at the Arlington. Looks like you had a blast!

Tasha said...

Hot Springs looks like an adorable town! I love that picture of the horse crossing the finish line without a jockey- how funny!