We're loading up as I type this for a weekend road trip to Hot Springs Arkansas this weekend, so I won't be able to respond to messages on YouTube for a few days. Known as the Spa City because of all the natural hot springs along "bath house row", it used to be the playground of the rich and famous at the turn of the 20th century. It's about a 2 1/2 hour drive from Fort Smith.
On the itinerary:
Friday afternoon: Mid America Science Museum - Lots of interactive exhibits and a great place to experience the wonders of science.
Saturday: Magic Springs & Crystal Falls - The main amusement park in Arkansas. This park is integrated with a water park and you can go from water rides to regular amusement park rides, coasters and the like.
Sunday: Garvan Woodland Gardens - A 210 acre botanical garden that even has an outdoor G scale garden railway running through it.
We're also going to pay $7 each for an elevator ride up Hot Springs Mountain Tower and we'll probably check out Funtrackers Fun Park (go karts, bumper boats, mini golf, & games).
So if you're in Hot Springs this weekend and see us, be sure and say hi. If you're not, we'll be taking our cameras and will have video to follow next week on our YouTube Getaway Channel.