Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Hot Springs, Arkansas / June 24 - 26, 2011

Well here I am again giving an update of our recent travels.  Joel and I decided to head North for cooler temperatures but did not find them.   What I did find was my nephew, Jon, and his wife, Darcy, at a firefighter's convention.   We had planned to meet again, instead of waiting 24 years, to see each other again.   What a weekend we had.  Even though they were busy, Joel and I got to enjoy so much good food, mineral baths, good music, HOG rally and an AWESOME bed and breakfast.  If you are looking for a great "sleeping and eating" accommodations, let me refer you to the Tinkerbelle Wildwood 1884 Bed and Breakfast.... http://www.wildwood1884.com/   You will not be disappointment.  The innkeepers, David and Rebecca, are so passionate about their B&B and are willing to share the history will everyone.   They have the best breakfast in the world and you will not go hungry.  I could give you the menu of the 3-4 course breakfast, but you will have to trust me that it was AWESOME!!

King David Room.
Sorry you didn't see before it was messed up. 
They had a single rose in the pillows and the bed was covered with rose petals.....awww

Then they had the largest and oldest claw-footed tub in this room. 
You need to experience this place yourself.  Just be careful getting out of the tub.  The "wardrobe" is not very steady...LOL   Rebecca will have to tell you the story.

We spent alot of time in the Historic District and Bath Row and then decided to get a mineral bath at The Arlington.    A must do if you are going to make the trip. 

Overlooking Bath Row from the Parking Garage

Since a HOG rally was also going on that weekend, we saw several thousand motorcyles around town.  Talk about loud.   So a trip to the HARLEY shop was a must for you know who.....and we found Jon taking a break from the convention to check out the shop.   I even enjoyed the store especially when I found out they had a live band on the premises.   They played alot of oldies music....that was for Joel....LOL.   We spent and hour or so listening to music.

Well to finish out the weekend away, we met Jon and Darcy for lunch at Doe's.   It would have been a great meal but Joel and I had just finished a 3 course breakfast at the B&B and were stuffed so we only had tea and water..   Jon and Darcy's meal looked great and seemed to enjoy every bite.   Next time we'll save room for a meal at Doe's.