Highlight: Hot Springs, AR

Since I stayed an extra day in Nashville, I had to modify my road trip plan a bit.  So I cut out my stop in Memphis, and the weather had me skip skydiving in Tennessee.  But it seemed like the day on the boat was worth it.  So I drove straight to Hot Springs, Arkansas, the childhood hometown of Bill Clinton!

When I got into Hot Springs, I set up my hammock

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then it was time to silence the beast within, so I broke out the grill!

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Since it was already late, I played my guitar a while before heading off to bed.  In the morning, it was time for breakfast 🙂

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Then since there were no showers, I took a bath in the adjacent stream.

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I hit the town to check out some sights.  The water in Hot Springs is actually too hot to swim in, so there are several bath houses in the town instead.

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And fountains everywhere.

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Back in the early 20th century, gangsters would use the town as a hideaway, where they lavished in the swanky hotels and bathhouses here.

Before long I had to make my way, so I hit the road  through the beautiful and mountainous back roads that lead out of Hot Springs,

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before getting back on the main highway towards my next stop, Oklahoma City…

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