Sunday, March 8, 2009

Hot Springs National Park

As I've mentioned in my previous post, Jeff took me to a Valentine's trip to Hot Springs, Arkansas. It's a small, tourist place with lots of wonderful views, historic places to visit, cool places to shop, nice restaurants, various gift shops sprawled around the entire city. Checking out the HS National Park was not part of our itinerary but it was a blessing in disguise, because the restaurant that we went to for breakfast was situated right in front of this picturesque national park. Jeff saw the park through the glass walls and he asked me if I want to walk around the park after breakfast and without any hesitation, I said Yes!

I was awed when I actually see with my two eyes the healing thermal water that's coming out of the ground. That's what attracts people to Hot Springs. People have used the hot springs here for more than two hundred years to treat illnesses and to relax. You can actually go to the Bathhouse Row for a therapeutic bathing experience. Unfortunately, we haven't tried it on our first visit but we would definitely try it on our next trip.

The park

This is ME

Steam coming off the ground

A pool of hot spring water

8 replies:

AdinB said...

I love the place and it is very interesting.. Love the steam coming out ate Jhen.. osh I like your hat pod diay oi.. hehehe..

Nova said...

sweet, i love national parks, you'll really amaze and find it pretty interesting...


Ivan Rubio said...
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irish daisies said...

i thought it was great when we went there too. so many people with plastic jugs taking the water too;)

""rarejonRez"" said...

ahhh ka-nindot sa mga pics oi! super!!

btw, about passport processing, yes sis, personal appearance is really needed. meron na kasi finger printing eh. good luck! u belong to chicago district, right?

Dutch Boy said...

looks like a great place to visit and you got some great pictures, how hot is the water?

Unknown said...

-thanks gang. how are you na?

-yep i love parks in the US kay very picturesque and you'd feel closer to nature.

-hahaha. really? they took water and put it in jugs, that's cool! i have not seen one did that while we were there but it was truly a unique experience for us. we'd love to go back to try their bathhouse row baths.

@rare jonrez
-thanks sis.
ay mao ba? hmm, yeah mura chicago ko dapat muadto. hala nuh, layo a raba adto. i'd better start the process now. thanks sa info sis ha.

@Dutch boy
-thanks for visiting my blog and viewing my photos.
by the way, the thermal water in hot springs is i think 147 degrees if i'm not mistaken, but they tried to cool it off and maintain it to 100 degrees.

Lou said...

hi friendship, thanks for your kind words,,, very inspiring :-)

we haven't talked for a while now, hopefully kung di busy atong beauty...