Hot Springs, Arkansas Vacation Outline Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9 Day 10 Day 11 Day 12
Outline
-  Thursday evening in Barbara’s driveway about to start the drive to Arkansas. -  Stopped at a Comfort Inn in Lebanon Valley, Jonestown in Pennsylvania. -  Alarm went off started our day.  Ate breakfast in the hotel eggs, sausage, waffles. -  In Virginia.  KFC for lunch.  About 160 miles from Tennessee. -  Central Time.  Stopped in Cookeville Tennessee.  Dinner at a Shoney’s. -  Woke up early ate breakfast in the hotel.  Breakfast was okay but nothing special. -  Just made it past Nashville Tennessee.  A lot of construction going on. -  We crossed the Mississippi River and we are now in Arkansas. -  We are now in our timeshare in The Wharf in Hot Springs, Arkansas. -  We slept in recovering from the 2½ days on the road.  First day is a rainy, thundery day. -  We spent the day driving around the historic part of Hot Springs. -  We are just leaving Stubby’s Bar-B-Que Restaurant.  The food is very, very good. -  Completed walking The Promenade and then walked Bath House Row. -  Just left Scoops Home made Ice Cream.  Very yummy ice cream. -  Plan for an indoor type day.  Weather is predicted rain with severe thunderstorms. -  Went to IHOP.  Visited the Fordyce Bath House (part of the National Park). -  Next the Mid-America Science Museum. -  Back at timeshare.  Had a very nice dinner at Salsa’s Mexican Grill. -  About to leave on our way to Crater of Diamonds State Park. -  We hit McDs for breakfast and just arrived at the park. -  Paid our $7 for the day of looking for diamonds. -  Sitting at a picnic table having a lunch of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. -  We are done.  My back was killing me.  $7 and no diamonds. -  Picked up KFC to eat at the rental.  Too dirty to eat in public. -  McDs for breakfast.  Sat in and ate and wrote out post cards to mail. -  At Garvan Woodland Gardens.  Property of the University of Arkansas. -  Visit the Anthony Chapel.  A peacock was lounging around the entrance posing. -  Hit the shop and I bought Barbara a very pretty cornflower-blue, wide brimmed -  hat. -  We took Hot Springs Mountain Drive up to the top of the mountain. -  Take a look at Hot Springs Village.  It is USA’s largest gated community. -  We ended up at Hibachi Sushi Buffet in Hot Springs. -  We are showered and dressed.  McDs (again) for breakfast. -  We are at Ron Coleman Quartz Mine in Jessieville, AR. -  Just finished our 50 minute tour of the Quartz pit mine in an old army truck. -  Barbara is in the rock shop changing out of her dirty her clothes. -  Just finished dinner at Stubby’s Bar-B-Que.  Ribs.  Yum!! -  Our last full day in Arkansas.  We slept in and took the morning easy. Highlight of the day was a juvenile Red-tailed Hawk that hung around in trees near our unit. -  We stopped at a souvenir shop.  I didn’t find anything interesting. -  We played a round of miniature golf at Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf. -  At the Blue Monkey Grill for dinner. -  In the timeshare and packing. -  We are on the road.  We just left McDs and have our breakfast with us. -  We are still in Arkansas & Barbara runs into a Post Office to mail postcards. -  We are in Crossville Tennessee about 60 miles from Knoxville. -  Stopped for the night in Dandridge, TN.  Having dinner at Shoney’s. -  We have been up for an hour and heading for the lobby for breakfast. -  We had breakfast, filled up with gas and I grabbed McDs coffee for the road. -  We made it to the Virginia welcome center. -  We made it to Pennsylvania. -  Dinner at Bob Evans Restaurant so Barbara could have her Colonial salad dressing. -  Woke, showered and had breakfast in the Inn. -  We arrived at Barbara’s house which must mean the vacation is officially over.
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“Leave only footprints, take only memories” (...and maybe some pictures)
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