Hot Springs Arkansas

April 19 – 22, 2019

Lake Catherine State Park

Campsite 32

We arrived at Lake Catherine State Park mid afternoon after a wet driving day. It was nice to see no rain in the forecast for our time here. This is a really nice campground with lots if shade and plenty to do. Its definitely a locals campground.

Start of the Hiking Trail to the waterfall.

Nova really wanted to go swimming

On Saturday we drove to Hot Springs National Park. The main attraction for this park is water. Old documents show that American Indians knew about and bathed in the hot springs during the late 1700s and early 1800s. Their ancestors may have also known about the hot springs. Some believe that the traces of minerals and an average temperature of 143°F/62° C give the waters whatever therapeutic properties they may have. People also drink the waters from the cold springs, which have different chemical components and properties. Besides determining the chemical composition and origins of waters, scientists have determined that the waters emerging from these hot springs are over 4000 years old. The park collects 700,000 gallons a day for use in public drinking fountains and bathhouses.

The water coming out of the ground was hot. It actually had steam coming out. This was on one of the walking paths behind Bathhouse Row.
Visitors Center, Fordyce Bathhouse

On Sunday we went back to Hot Springs to take in some hiking. We drove the 3 1/2 mile loop of the Hot Springs Mountain Trail but we stopped at the top and parked so we could hike.

Hot Springs Tower

After our hike we went back into town again. This time we had empty water bottles to collect our water. I must say it’s pretty good.

Arlington Hotel

Bathhouse Row

This bathtub weighs 900 lbs without me. LOL

After a fun day again in Hot Springs we headed back to the campground.

My girl

Our morning sunrise.

Well our time is up again and it’s on the road again to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

We are glad you’re following along.

Nashville, Tennessee

J. Percy Priest Lake

US Army Corps of Engineers 

Seven Point Campground

We arrived at Seven Points Campground on Monday, April 15, 2019.

Campsite 20

Our View

On Tuesday we decided to go into downtown Nashville. To our surprise we didn’t realize that the NFL 2019 Draft was being held here in Music City. Thankfully we were a week early and avoided most of the crowds. They are expecting over 100,000 people. We had a great time and enjoyed walking around.

Working on the stage for the football draft

We did find a bar we really liked. Lol

Not ours but couldn’t resist taking a picture of it.

After our shakes we headed back to the campground.

We had a visitor

Our time is up here at Seven Points Campground and would definitely stay here again if we are ever in the area.

As you would know another rainy day for our travel day today. We were headed to Memphis, Arkansas which is about 4 hours away and the weather was supposed to be bad so we decided to just drive a couple of hours and stay the night in Parkers Crossroads, Tennessee. Tomorrow we head to Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Let’s see what tomorrow brings. 🙂

The Beginning

We or should I say I have been planning our 2019 Summer RV Trip for over a year now. It has been a little nerve racking and also enjoyable. It all started when our daughter played travel softball in Colorado and how beautiful it was out there. Louie and I always said when we retire we would love to take an RV trip out west. So here we are making the life time trip. I have decided to keep a blog for friends and family to follow along especially for the non Facebook users. I don’t claim to be a writer so please bear with me on my posts. LOL

This journey will start in Blairsville, GA where we will spend two weeks cleaning up our fifth wheel and property from the pass winter.

Our RV Lot in Blairsville, GA

Thanks for joining us on our travels and follow along and see where we go next ….