Friday, March 12, 2010

We Drove This Far.....


for water!


Hot Springs, Arkansas


Walking Bath Row.


We visited an old bath house....




At 143-degrees, the natural springs produce almost one-million gallons of water each day. Where does it come from? A long journey of years and years that begins as rainwater in the Quachita Mountain range.

Rain falls within the Ouachita Mountain Valley where it slowly soaks through the soil, over time it reaches deep layers of the earth. At around 7,000 ft below the surface, the water heats and compresses before gravity causes it to rush to the surface and escape through 47 springs on the west side of Hot Springs Mountain.




Today, the healing waters are pumped into several downtown hotels and spas.


Water is even available at city fountains.


It drives thousands of visitors each year who seek the healing power of water in Hot Springs.

Even these crazy people from California!

















5 comments:

Jen@Scrapingirl said...

Maybe if you guys drink it, you won't need another trip to the ER. :) I'd stock up, if I were you.

Hollie said...

bridget, it looks like ya'll are having so much fun....but at the same time learning so much! heck, i even learn from reading your posts! :-)

Jenn said...

I love Hot Springs and go about once a year! The bath houses are so fun- I spent an entire day at one of them getting pampered- it was amazing! =)

Valerie said...

ha ha. I love the last part! Crazy Californians! lol

Kimberly said...

Just love your blog. I found it on the MFW blogroll and have been reading through your older posts this week. What an amazing journey you are having! I think it's a great thing you are doing. Good job. Your posts are very interesting and well written.