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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Hot Springs and Paragould weekend

Last week, we took a couple of days off work and took a trip to Hot Springs and Paragould. Wednesday morning we dropped our puppies off at the vet for boarding and headed on down to HS. We planned to do the spa thing at the Arlington and eat a nice dinner out and walk around and see the sights. We both got hot stone massages. I have had a few before but it was Matt's first. You will see the giant scald mark on Matt's leg. His masseuse did not cool down his rocks and she totally burned the fire out of his legs. His poor sexy legs. He had 3 of these burn marks on him. They made it right when we told the hotel manager when we were checking out and gave us half of our money back so we felt pretty good about the situation after that. We also got pedicures. It was Matt's first and I'm not sure he was thrilled with that either. We had 2 women who talked to us the whole time which really all we wanted to do was be rubbed and not talk to any one.

Here is Matt the next morning standing by Arkansas' own President Bill Clinton. He was born in Hot Springs and maybe raised there? Really don't know.

Here we are walking around and in front of the hot spring that runs by The Arlington. Don't you just love pictures you take of yourself? My favorite part is my whole arm showing. Oh well. No one else was there to take it at 9:30 am on a Thursday!

Here is one of the hot springs. They had an information number you can call from your cell phone and it tells you about the hot spring. They are not in a volcanic region. It is actually a geo-thermal process that heats the rocks. Pretty cool!

Another spring shot.

Here is Matt at the waterfall at Garvan Woodland Gardens.

And here I am. Please do not be jealous of my pale white legs.

And yay! We found someone to take our picture! That is Lake Hamilton behind us.

Azaleas blooming

More beautiful flowers along the path.

Beautiful/ HUGE sculpture outside of the chapel.

This chapel is so gorgeous. It is hidden in the woods but it's actually glassed in and air conditioned. However, minus the cool air inside, you feel like you are outside. My boss actually got married there a couple of years ago but I had to miss it because I was on call that weekend. I was glad that Matt and I got to see it. I'm sure a wedding would be so beautiful in it.

Matt gave me this idea to take this picture from the altar. Pretty cool!

We made it home Thursday afternoon and spent the night at home with the dogs. Friday morning, we left for Paragould. Juli was nice enough to dog sit for us for the weekend. Matt's dear friend Casey Pratt got married to a lovely lady, Elise. It was so great to be there and be a part of it. Of course I didn't take any pictures! But we had a great time with the Summitts. It's been way too long since we spent a weekend in Paragould so we were really excited to be there. Here is Matt on David's new zero turn lawn mower. (Picture taken after he wiped the drool off his face.)

And this little beauty is the paddle boat that David brought home. Matt and Karan hopped on in, we put it in the pond and that sucker didn't work. Remember when you were a kid and the chain would pop off your bike and you would peddle and peddle and wouldn't go anywhere? That's kind of what was going on with this paddle boat. It was actually pretty funny to watch! But of course, I didn't get a picture!

Anyway, we had a really great weekend. We relaxed and spent basically the whole time together so it was wonderful. We are really excited about the things coming up. Memorial Day weekend, the PV Four-Ball Tournament, our trip to Mobile to see Lauren and Zac when they move and we are going to New Orleans from there. I can't wait to share the experiences when they happen!

I hope you and yours are doing well,


1 comment:

  1. What a fun trip Lana! I'm glad that you and Matt were able to have some quality time together. Looks like a great time. :)


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