Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Day 16: Eureka Springs, Hot Springs. 208miles/334km

It is an early start.

We go for a ride around the Eureka Springs historical route.

Old shops, meticulously- presented quaint houses from the 19th century.

Irises galore.

Come with us.

 

Iris-clad swales...
And a tub of tulips to remind of special people in London.

The Arkansas Club perched on the hill.

Out of town we visit the Great Passion Play site.

Bible museums and stores with sacred objects.

And the biggest statue of Christ in North America.
And if I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all people unto me. John 12:32
A section of the Berlin Wall is on display.
 

 

 

We leave Eureka Springs and head south on route 62.

First stop is at Jasper for a break. The organic cafe had wonderful earl grey tea.

 

And, we met Elise, full of the joys of being in this area and away from the corporate world. I loved it when Elise said she had found her bliss. Being in the place where you feel blessed everyday is true bliss. Elise sure blessed us with her company.

 

Out onto the serpentine roads.

With occasional lookouts over the extensive Ozark ranges.

 

School buses leave en masse.
When the bus stops to allow children to get off traffic stops in both directions.
The bus wears a compulsory stop sign which pops out flashes when the bus stops.

We follow in the school bus entourage until we arrive in Hot Springs, the boyhood home of Bill Clinton and the holiday place for Al Capone.

 

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