June 06, 2011

Hot Springs

Hot Springs was hot this weekend but I LOVED it and can't wait to go back with Logan, when it's much cooler! Ha! I wanted to do something a little special for my love's birthday (which was Saturday) and I thought a weekend getaway with just me fit the bill!

My mom was awesome enough to come down and watch Logan for the weekend. So we left Friday but before we left I went and bought Chris a cake to sing him Happy Birthday with Logan! Logan had fun singing, trying to blow out the candles and of course, eating the cake!

After that we headed out for a weekend away! On Saturday we enjoyed a Duck Tour, which was about an hour and 20 minutes of riding a bus/boat! It was fun and something Chris wanted to do! We visited Madam Tusseau's Wax Museum. I was able to take some pictures but after that my camera died!! GRR! So I didn't get to take the pictures I wanted (and in my defense I thought I had an extra battery, but I didn't). 

We visited the springs which were across the street! This picture I took with my phone, so it's less than par but it's beautiful to see nonetheless.

We shopped at various little boutiques in the downtown area and ate at some pretty cute and good places! Later we went mini golfing!! It was so humid and sticky that we didn't take pictures of each other but I managed to get these two with my phone.
Pirates Cove

We didn't get to do all the things that I had listed, like, go their botanical gardens or the science museum, or their water park but those are things I think I'd want to do with Logan too so for sure we're going back!! Here's a list of places we shopped at and ate at:

Places We Shopped At:
The Savory Pantry -- Cute little food boutique. It definitely was a little pricier but I still bought these:

Bathhouse Soapery and Caldarium -- LOVE this little soap boutique! I got a sliver of "Hog Wash" soap, for free, that they make onsite and also two candles: "Fig & Milk" and "Bathhouse Couture"!! I would've walked out with all the candles! But I refrained.

The Winery of Hot Springs -- We did a free wine sampling here! It was free because we did the Duck Tour and the Wax Museum but the wines they make, again, I would've bought them all because they were delish and they're made in Arkansas and some even onsite! We did buy two, one for me (National Rose Park). The other we customized to ask Mason's godmother to be his godmother! Her flavor was Razorback Red Grape Wine!
Places We Ate:Granny's Kitchen -- It was a cute little diner like restaurant! Service was great and food was equally good!
Back Porch Grill -- We went here for dinner and I wasn't that impressed. Our waitress had no personality and kept asking us every 10 minutes or so if we were okay. I will say this, they took our plates away as we finished with them.  Not worth $90 though.

The Pancake Shop -- Breakfast food only but awesome pancakes! It was formerly called Mason's Pancake Shop. Go there!
Places We Visited:Hotsprings
Fordyce Bathhouses
Josephine Tussaud Wax Museum
Hot Springs Mountain Tower -- We drove up the mountain, we didn't go up the tower, but we did get to watch a DUI get apprehended! Scary to think he was driving up the mountain the wrong way.

Pirates Cove

National Park Duck Tour--Lake Hamilton -- Fun and interesting way to kill an hour and 20 minutes in the heat!

We came home Sunday after visiting the Bathhouse boutique and having breakfast! But we had a good weekend and can't wait to go back! We kept cool even though it was HOT!! Stay cool this week it looks like another hot one! (I just realized how long this post is, forgive me!)


Jesse said...

My grandma lives in Hot Springs! I have such great memories of visiting her there! Glad you had a fun time!!


PeaceLoveApplesauce said...

My ids love the wax museum.. and the bath house has some good stuff. Love Hot Springs!!

Krystle said...

Thanks Jesse! She's definitely lucky to live in Hot Springs! We did have such a great time and are totally planning on going back!

Teri: We did too! The bath houses were really interesting too. I just loved the whole downtown area of it!


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