Just got back from a few days of enjoyment in Hot Springs, with my daughter. Hot Springs, Arkansas has a population of about 36,000 people, and is a tourist attraction for people from all over the world. Of course it is famous for its Bath Houses, where you bask in warm water from the numerous springs in the area. This post is for my blogger friend Mandy Moran, who is a great poet and a very nice person.
This is the Buckstaff Bath house on the main street in town, there are several bath houses on the street and they call it – “Bath House Row.” I love the blue awnings on this building.
Hot Springs is nestled in a hilly, wooded area of Arkansas near Lake Ouachita. It is a tremendously beautiful area of Arkansas. I would love to live in the area, but it is very prone to tornado activity, more so than the area of Arkansas where I live.
Hot Springs has many old Victorian mansions throughout the town with their big rounded front porches. Many of these mansions are 100-200 years old. The hand carved woodwork in these homes is some of the finest in the world.
This is the big Arlington Hotel in the center of town. There are some wonderful architectural features in this hotel that are well worth a venture inside to take pictures.
Another of the older homes in Hot Springs. Most of these homes have full basements. They often used the basements as storm cellars when a tornado warning was issued for their area of the state.
There are many nice creeks and streams in the hills around Hot Springs. RV camp areas are nestled in the hills, around the city,for those that prefer to commune with nature.
If you journey out into the hills around Hot Springs, you can see some wonderful views. The dogwood trees and wild flowers were in bloom in April, all through the woods. Curved roads, with a canopy of trees engulfing them made traveling the roads into the countryside well worth the adventure.
You can see the sun shining through the trees, the dogwood trees in bloom throughout the woods. We stopped many times to take pictures, listen to the quiet, and watch the animals as they went about their day. So peaceful and relaxing, an enjoyable mini-vacation.