Ed & Marilyn 'The Happy Wanderers' travel blog

Thorncrown Chapel

Mud Street Cafe



Unique Restaurant

House built on rocks

Another place built on a rock

Church entrance (Belltower)

Crescent Hotel

Marilyn & Ed

Yesterday was another day of wonderful weather. Over our morning coffee we decided to move to Hot Springs today, so I called them and made a reservation for us at the Cloud Nine RV Resort. We plan to spend a week in Hot Springs, just kicking back and enjoying the wonderful fall weather and the mountains of Arkansas.

After our morning coffee and some breakfast, we got ready to go sightseeing. They have a trolley system here and it is wonderful. The cost is $4.50 per person to ride all day, getting off and on as many times as you like, and changing routes at will. The different routes are identified by color and you are given a map showing the sights and which color route takes you there. It is easy to use and certainly works well, running on schedule, and very efficient.

We boarded the trolley right here at the RV park and went to the main station down town. From there we caught another color route and went to the Thorncrown Chapel. What a beautiful and peaceful place! Check out their website at: www.thorncrown.com

Then we returned to town and had lunch at a quaint little cafe called the Mud Street Cafe. I had a great reuben sandwich while Marilyn enjoyed the French Dip sandwich.

We decided to walk off the lunch by walking around town, up and down the narrow, hilly streets. We then caught the Red trolley and went to the Crescent Hotel, built in 1886, and to St Elizabeth Church, which is built on a hillside so steep that the entrance to the church is through the bell tower.

We finally returned to the RV park and settled down to relax for the evening.

We had left over bar-b-cue and stewed tomatoes for dinner and watched "Dancing with the Stars" on TV.

We were in bed shortly after 10:00 PM to read for awhile before dropping off to sleep.

There was a nice breeze coming in our windows and it was a great night for sleeping.

We are up and at 'em this morning because we have to get the RV ready to move. It looks like maybe a five hour trip today. I'll let you know.

Eureka Springs is a wonderful place to visit. Built on the hills with narrow, winding streets and quaint little shops all over the place. If you are ever in this area, Eureka Springs is certainly worth taking the time to visit. We have pictures to post for you to give you some idea of what things look like here.

I also recommend the Wanderlust RV park. It has been a great place to stay, even with the sites so close together. :)

Well my friends, it is time to get on the road again. I can't wait to see what is around the bend....

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