18 04 2008

Eureka Springs, AR

It’s early Thursday and the time has come to say goodbye to Eureka Springs. Thank goodness this place is cool because it now holds a ton of memories. We’ve met a lot of awesome people both at the B&B and around town. As crazy as you all may think that I am (except Rhonda), Arkansas is a pretty cool place visit. I don’t think pictures can really convey how unique the town of Eureka Springs is, but I’m going to give it a shot. First of all, it’s a mountain town, which means that there are a lot of hills. I’m not talking your average rolling countryside hills here, I’m talking steep-enough-to-make-you-think-you’re-defying-the-laws-of-gravity hills.

Eureka Hills

Most people who live in town drive everywhere, but we decided to defy death and walk/grapple. The cool part, though, is that the whole town is covered in these rocking paths that allow you to cut through the woods to get over to the next street. Once you get into town, the cuteness is overwhelming. This is American small town heaven. The streets are lined with historic buildings with a plethora of shops hocking everything from funny t-shirts to exotic hot sauces to frog inspired kitsch.

A Path in Eureka Springs Eureka\'s Historic Street

But the best part of the town for my fountain-loving husband (yeah, I said it) was that it is littered with these natural springs that come straight out of the rocks. And being the smart tourist-attracting town that it is, Eureka makes sure that each one is surrounded by a beautifully manicured garden.

A Eureka SpringThe grotto

Spring Garden

In fact the entire city is made up of beautiful gardens (Sauce, you can add this to your Other Interests Club field trip list). It’s like each neighbor is trying to one-up the person next to them by building a more elaborate garden. And this only adds to the already all-consuming cuteness. Thank goodness we left before we got to be a cute couple. Oh…wait…too late.

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One response

18 04 2008

Many shops?
Oh yes, many!
Would you say there is a plethora of shops hocking everything?
A what?
A plethora.
Oh yes, a plethora.
Jefe, what is a plethora?
Why, El Guapo?

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