Thursday, December 15, 2011

What Happens When We Try to Take a Family Christmas Picture

We tried for a beautiful family picture...really we did...


But we can not control what our children do when we turn our heads to smile.

At this point in time, we were laughing so hard that this had to be the picture that was going out.

Merry Christmas!!!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The People of Hot Springs

One of the many joys of our trip was meeting the various people, shop owners and employees of Hot Springs. We did not meet one rude person and they seemed to truly enjoy their jobs. And the food!!! We did not have one bad meal!


 There are just some people that can not hide their pride and joy in life, this man was one of them. He just makes me smile! The dog helps...:)

This cafe is actually set in one of the restored bath houses on Bathhouse Row, Hale Bathhouse. The countertop is the original marble counter from the bathhouse, what a workspace!
I thought this wonderful lady was just beautiful. I don't remember if she owned the cafe or if she just worked there, but she was truly gracious and sat perfectly still while I took her picture. 
We had planned on eating here for lunch one day, but made it back too time!

Here we ate twice, once as a snack of iced coffee and onion rings...we were on vacation, thank you!  The second time, we ate a late lunch and therefore enjoyed the company of the owner.  She was precious and had lived in several places across the country. 
You will enjoy the old-time soda fountain feel of this restaurant and the great hamburgers!

Now here is a special place that you can not miss! It is run by a pair of sis-in-laws and they are truly a fun pair!  You will find the shop by following your nose to the most wonderful smell.  If they could bottle that smell...oh my!
Every product here is homemade in Hot Springs, and many things don't even get a label until you fill your bottle. I had a very hard time deciding what to buy and ended up with the Milk is wonderful.
We had so much fun chatting with these ladies, and I believe we could have just hung out there all afternoon like we had been best friends all our lives.  Some people are just kindred spirits. :)