Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Wednesday, here in the River Bluff, and all is well although there are no present rainbows in sight. I'm planning (something I rarely do) the details of my little weekend trip off to Lake Hamilton in Hot Springs, Arkansas. To get out by the beautiful lake and get a bit closer to nature. I tell you, it's because I have been listening to all you guys from Nottingham! Because you've all talked about your getaways and holidays so much, I just had to go somewhere-even if it was just up to the lake/mountain for a little weekend refresher.

I guess I will take my notebook and try to relax and write a bit, I plan on taking in one of Hot Springs' wonderful mineral bath/spa treatments (yes, real hot spring water!) and a fabulous 1-hr massage (something I have never done for myself), while possibly sketching a bit and seeing some of the shops they have to offer in Downtown Hot Springs... maybe we'll even go and see the Hot Springs Mountain Tower. I don't have a very good digital camera, but I will take the one I have and i'll do my best to capture a few scenic shots. Of course i'll try to share those with you here-if any of them are worth sharing... I think i'll ask Santa Claus (rofl) for a good camera for X-mas this year... I've wondered to myself lately, why have I neglected my Art for so long anyway? What is stopping me from my photography and painting now?? I know I could get back on track if I really try. I so lack motivation... eeek!

Anywho...I tried to look up a few snapshots of what sights I may see around the area... It's looking just a little like this->


Looks pretty good to me... The temperature up there should be nice. The forecast on Weather Underground is saying highs in the mid-70s and lows in the 40s (fahrenheit)... and just now, the very moment I write this, it says 63 °F / 17 °C and "clear". Those are the makings of a very nice weekend I think, much better than last.

So those are my plans for this wonderful upcoming weekend. How about you? Anything interesting in the worlds of my beloved readers? Feel free to jabber. Oh and my friends in Nottingham, I found this curious link to a pub that they have in Maryland (USA) of all places called "Nottingham's". I guess places everywhere admire the whole Robin Hood legends and lore. Why, even here in Memphis there is a neighborhood over by a print shop I used to work for which calls itself "Sherwood Forest", sporting street names like "Maid Marrian", "Friar Tuck", and "Robin Hood Ln"... I don't know why I never thought to mention that before. Guess that will have to do until I can get over my airplane fears, as well as afford to visit the real deal someday. :)

Have a great day, wherever you are and watch out for falling stars!

7 comments:

her indoors said...

go for it the photos are amazing, my plans this weekend, i will be on the beach under the sun listening to the lapping of the waves reading a book or two and sipping a drink or many!

Aunt Jackie said...

Now that doesn't sound half bad either! Enjoy it 110%!

Ordinary Janet said...

It's a bit chilly here, I can't imagine it'd be much warmer by a lake. Hope you bundle up, and have a great time!

FOUR DINNERS said...

Is there a bar by the lake? Priorities have to be considered. Have a great time.

I saw a shooting star last night. I'd had a few vodka's but I'm sure it was.

Aunt Jackie said...

I should say that there must be... I couldn't take Mr. J anywhere that he couldn't get hold of a Guiness or a XX Dos XX :P He does love a good brew. But i'm sure we're close enough to town to be able to get to the nearest liquor store to get anything else needed... I just can't wait~Mr. J would thank you for looking out for him though 4-Dins...

Barnze said...

Looks like a good place to chill for a couple of days..

Aunt Jackie said...

I'm thinking so, I will report back about the adventures of Auntie and Mr. J