Monday, September 20, 2010

Road Trip: Days 2-3: Arkansas and Oklahoma

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We stopped off in Little Rock to see the Clinton Library and to have a bit of lunch.

Daily schedules of every single day he was in office! Wow, I will stop complaining about long days forever.



Then we continued on to Hot Springs for the night. What a cool town--it looks European, almost--all these very old bathhouses and cobblestone in between mountains. Very beautiful!

We opted for the Happy Hollow. This was a very quaint little motel just off the strip...but there were a LOT of daddy long legs. That aside, loved the 60's look and the box of candies that came with the room.




HOT! hot hot hot hot hot!!!

Ouch! ouch! ouch! Sooooooo hot! (can people really immerse themselves in this? This was insanely, scaldingly hot...)

The next day, we went up to Mount Ida, and dug crystals. Fun!


Actually, I dare say this is one of the nicest outhouses I have visited ;) I think it was composting toilet, though I am not positive.

We left Arkansas and stopped off in Oklahoma City to check out the Oklahoma City Memorial. I was surprised to realize that this happened 15 years ago. I'm from Michigan, and remember that we went up north coincidentally on the weekend they found Timothy McVeigh. We were on M-53 and the whole road (this is rural farmland) was being blocked by cops and such.

Great memorial--the chairs and the museum reflection really hit me.



And then, we drove off into the sunset.


3 comments:

Marjie said...

That looks like a nice trip. I'd love to see the hot springs some day.

Jenn said...

I want to go on a road trip. :) I've been stuck in california for too long. Not that I'm complaining, but I'd love to see other parts of the country.

TavoLini said...

Marjie--it was a great trip! I'd like to try the springs in the winter, maybe then they wouldn't be quite so hot ;)

Jenn--Well, you have a place to crash when you hit Atlanta!