Hot Springs NP is the smallest of all the national parks. We arrived in hot springs and secured a spot at an RV park and then road our bikes into town to visit the visitor’s center. The ranger recommended a hike to Balanced Rock and visit to one of the spas. We took her advice and road a couple miles uphill to the trailhead to begin the hike.
At Balanced Rock we met a group of college students from all over the world, the Netherlands, The UK, Brazil, & Botswana. It is amazing how small the world can be. From there we coasted downhill and stopped by the oldest saloon in Arkansas, The Ohio club, for a sandwich and a beer. Vickie flirted with a gentlemen outside the saloon.
Vickie and I decided a half a day basking in some natural hot mineral spring pools would be a welcome travel break. We went to Quapaw bath house for our rejuvenating soak. It was a relaxing morning, but it was time to get to Oklahoma City to visit family.