Since we spent so much time here we have lots of pictures. And if you have not stayed at Hot Spring National Park RV park – Gulpha Gorge Campground – it is a great place with nice long spaces. My only thing might be to park closer to the river and less close to the road if you can. Six a.m. during the week seems to be when the trucks zoom by and there is a curve there (like all of Arkansas) that requires braking and gear changes. With our senior discount it cost us just $15 a night for full hookups. We could not get TV with our antenna but some could. I think it was our spot. Our next investment is going to be a satellite.
Road going to the tower. One way in and one way out. We know why – narrow and winding.Next pictures are from the tower windows and ledge. Not sure what kind of amusement park they had but it had a big roller coaster.This tree was in our camping area. A real splash of color.
Dan and Melinda came in to go travel with us for a few days. We did go back to Hot Springs and saw even more.
This stained glass was above the Ponce deLeon statue in the mens dressing room.Stained glass in the solarium area.Yes, Dan, the water is hot. See the steam?Not sure he really believed it. The area is just full of little steam spouts everywhere. And there a lots of them that have been covered so they do not become contaminated.
Dan and I took a hike up the trail behind our campsite and could see lots of the area. Not sure what this was. We tired to figure it out but never did find the answer.Note sure what the berries were but they were so pretty!And yes, we did find some prickly pear cactus. It is a really deep sage green. And lots of lichen. So cool!This cardinal thought the mirror on Dan’s truck was another cardinal. He was so funny flicking around trying to find the other bird. We took a drive to check out some other camping areas around Lake Ouchita (pronounced wash – a – tah). Seems the lake was not busy at all. In fact we thought it was closed or something by the lack of boats and people. Really pretty place.Loved this razorback sitting on the abandoned dock area. Formed from a piece of wood and even had a brush down his back. Really cute.
There is a horse racing facility and casino in Hot Springs! I did not know. Oaklawn Racing and Gaming is where the horses race about three weeks before the Kentucky Derby. We had a great security guard who was so knowledgeable and really gave us good information. And the good part was while there we won back what we lost a few days before!Finally some pictures of the area just across the street from our camping area. Dan pointed it out on our last trip from town home. This is just a gorgeous area to visit.
Well again, sorry for the picture overload. I just did not want to break it all up again. Later the end of the trip…