Wednesday, August 4, 2010

one last summer getaway

Last week we made a last minute decision to spend a few days in Hot Springs, Ark., before Hank starts school.

Crossing the old Memphis - Arkansas bridge.

I didn't realize quite how literal the city name is. You can see the actual springs, where the water is just under boiling.
The city was built around a row of enormous bath houses. People came from all over to take a bath in the springs. Only two of the houses are still open for business, and one has been turned into a museum.

Hot Springs has quite the selection of steak houses, some right on Lake Hamilton.

We went to a little theme park, where for some reason I decided to ride this. Horrifying due to my trust issues with safety restraints. Scroll down to watch it in action, and you'll see why.

We found a cute little diner where we had the best sundaes ever.

The end of summer is so bittersweet, don't you think?

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