(Al Capone on the left)
We're home! What a whirlwind of a trip, but so much fun! Jeff had to speak at a conference in Hot Springs and invited us to join him. We were thrilled!
We ate pancakes at the famous Pancake Shop, went shopping at "The Savory Pantry" (the Raspberry Wasabi Mustard is delicious!), visited the Science Museum, survived the Wax Museum (scary- in more ways than one), swam in the pool (Katie got to try her "Super Swimming Suit" and now has renewed confidence in the water- Hurrah!), and even saw Miss Arkansas at dinner! (We ate at Coy's which was fabulous and were taken care of by Moe! If you are a local you know how lucky we were- She is the BEST!)
This weekend was the Miss Arkansas Pageant and all the girls that were competing were staying at our hotel. We were so tempted to get tickets, just for fun, but ran out of time. The convention center was lovely, though. That's where I got the pictures of the old pictures. It turns out that Al Capone and his buddies used to hang out in Hot Springs. They paid off the sheriffs and pretty much had the run of the town! Al Capone's car is on display in the famous Arlington Hotel.
The people were so friendly and we can't wait to go again! Next time we would like to dig for diamonds...:)