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Where to Mountain Bike in Hot Springs AR

One of the secret gems in Hot Springs is the mountain bike (and hiking) trails at Cedar Glades Park. There are 15 miles of premium trails, which were voted best trails in the state by the Arkansas Mountain Bike Racing Series. The trails have an interesting mix of long descents and medium climbs. Another unique … Read More

Magic Screams In Hot Springs AR

Where can you find zombies and ghouls kind enough to take pictures with? Magic Screams! Each year the theme park in Hot Springs AR transforms from Magic Springs into a haunted adventure for the month of October. Filled with family-friendly fun, Magic Screams has a Trick-or-Treat trail, contests, and spooky shows for you to enjoy. … Read More

Fabulous Wine Pairing Dinner at Vina Morita in Hot Springs

Ray and I and some friends had a great evening at the August Wine Pairing Dinner at Vina Morita in Historic Downtown Hot Springs. It was such a fun evening with a delicious four-course meal paired with top flight wine selections. We arrived at 7 p.m. and were immediately given a glass of Albarina 2013 … Read More

Found: Four-Legged Family Member!

Welcome, Otto! The newest addition to our family is a gentle guy with the sweetest disposition. Otto appears to be a one year old black lab/boxer mix, and he is recent stellar graduate of the Paws in Prison program. After being rescued from a kill shelter by CARE (Central Arkansas Rescue Effort), and placed in … Read More

Weekend of Wonder to WOW Hot Springs, AR

For the second year in a row, internationally known magicians Maxwell Blade and Jay Scott Berry are teaming up to present a festival magic. Weekend of Wonder, as it is known, will take place from Sept. 19-21 in Hot Springs National Park. Last year, the magic festival exceeded even the vision of its founders, Blade … Read More

Barhopping on Lake Hamilton

Recently one of our young friends passed her CPA exam and Ray and I decided as a treat for her that we’d take her and her family out on Lake Hamilton to the bars that have lake accessibility. We weren’t able to go to all of them in one evening, but we were able to … Read More

Where to Find Ice Cream in Hot Springs AR

One of my favorite ways to cool off in the summer is eating ice cream—whether in milk shakes or banana splits or generous scoops or root beer floats. When the air is humid and hot outside, frozen treats hit the spot! Here’s a list of the Top 4 Places for Frozen Treats in the area: … Read More

25 Years of Incredible Art in Hot Springs AR

One of the many cherished events that I love in Hot Springs the first Friday evening of each month is Gallery Walk. The Walk is an informal invitation from the art galleries in Historic Downtown Hot Springs to come and browse the new art; enjoy a glass of wine with appetizers; and visit with friends, … Read More