Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Hot Springs, Arkansas !

Monday morning, May 2, Courtney was back at work and we were beginning the long jaunt back home.  We had such a marvelous time in Huntsville, but after the graduation we 
all headed back......Jonathan back down to Fort Rucker in Dothan, Alabama, the Doughty 
family to Hot Springs, Arkansas, and for us the long trip back home.

We broke up the daunting 1,200 mile trip back to our little corner of paradise by 
following the Doughtys to Hot Springs for  two days.  
What better way to break up the miles but to have continued fellowship with great friends!

This was our view the entire way going - and coming - once we were east of Dallas.
I personally find it rather claustrophobic!!  I love the wide open spaces!

After a full day of driving, we threw together all of our leftovers from both RV's for our dinner.
We enjoyed the beautiful, lush greenery - they had had six, yes SIX inches of
rain during the long weekend they had traveled to Huntsville!
That's about half of our yearly rainfall in Arizona!

We were all tired and weary, but I can't help but post this picture.  Too funny!

Mr. Doughty and Isaac enjoying a pinball game.

This was a different sort of pinball machine and Joshua certainly had fun playing with it!

The next morning, Nancy and I took some time to see the sights of Hot Springs.
It was very interesting to learn about the healing baths that this town 
is so well know for.

Bathhouse Row

Nancy drove us up to a picnic spot up in the tallest mountain in the area that overlooks
Hot Springs.  It was a beautiful place to have a picnic lunch and to just relax.

............and to attempt to take a selfie!  Ha Ha!!

The boys, and Amanda, had some much needed run-around time while we were gone!
They definitely needed to get the wiggles out!

Joe and Rick put together the new swing-set while we were gone!
A great success!

Thanks Doughty Family for letting us take a driving break  at your beautiful home!

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