A slow day in Hot Springs

Trip Start May 06, 2010
Trip End Oct 14, 2010

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Sunday, September 26, 2010

I didn't get started until late today.  When I finally got moving, I went to the Quapaw Bathhouse in Hot Springs National Park to soak in the hot water.  Unfortunately, I found out they closed at 3:00 on Sundays and I was too late.  Oh, well.  It would have been a good day for it too.  It was much cooler than yesterday and the prospect of soaking in hot water was appealing.

Then I went to the Hot Springs Museum of Contemporary Art, which is housed in another of the old bathhouses on Bathhouse Row in the park.  It's a small museum but they had some interesting works.  They had some by Steve Kaufman.  He used to work for Andy Warhol and the influence shows.  They also had some photographs by Mark Story of old people including some of the oldest people alive with some facts about the people that were interesting.

After that I wandered around town and went to a couple rock shop.  One of them was Crystal Springs Mining Company and Gallery, which is actually somewhere between a rock and an art gallery.  They had some museum-quality pieces on display.  I don't recall ever seeing such great specimens on display in a rock shop before.

Tomorrow I'll be driving to Austin where I'll be visiting the state capitol.
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