Greetings from Holiday Island, AR!! We all headed down to Tablerock right after work on Thursday. Ryan, Riley, Jay, Amy, their son JJ, and I all rode together. The kids did AWESOME in the car and we made excellent time. The kids were pumped to finally get here.
I woke up yesterday and went for a run. It was absolutely gorgeous outside, but my run was B-R-U-T-A-L! Since we are in the Ozark Mountains, the hills were KILLER! I got back, showered, and then us girls went to get mani’s and pedi’s at the spa inside the Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs, AR. Have any of you ever been there? It’s awesome! You can read more about it here.
When the building was first built, it was a hotel. In 1908, Dr. Baker took it over and transformed the hotel into a hospital and “health resort”, claiming he had the cure for cancer. The pictures below are some images that still hang in the hotel.
Creepy, huh? Needless to say, the man wasn’t an actual doctor, hundreds of people died under his “care”, and he was finally prosecuted by the federal government for false claims that he could cure cancer. He defrauded so many people just to make a profit. You can read more of this store here. It is truly creepy.
The views from the upper balconies though, are spectacular.
After we looked around the hotel for a little while, it was time for our spa appointments. Let me just say, it was ahhhh- mazin’.
After our spa appointments, we ate lunch at The Garden Bistro. This place is delicious!
While we were out, the boys took the kids out on the boat and had a great time! When we got back to the house, the guys went golfing and this is what happened.
The kids were tuckered out. 😉
It was an awesome day with absolutely perfect weather! See you tomorrow with more pics from our trip!