Monday, December 31, 2012

Annual Christmas Trip

     Christmas has come and gone.....I was so busy thru the holidays (annual trip & family) and I've been sick the last 4 days, I just haven't blogged about anything.  This is little late, but I wanted to share.

    Two years ago, my husband and I went to Hot Springs, AR for our anniversary, which is the 28th of December, but we took our trip before Christmas.  We decided to stay at The Arlington Hotel in downtown and we just loved it. (  It is old, built in 1924.  It has a certain ambiance, and it still has some original decor.  The Arlington is to Hot Springs, as The Peabody is to Memphis, TN.  But, The Arlington has something that The Peabody doesn't,  it's own bath house with the mineral waters right there in the hotel.  Yes, we enjoyed the mineral bath and a wonderful massage.  Many famous people have stayed at The Arlington, including Al Capone.  See, Hot Springs has it's own dotted history with gambling and outlaws.  I just fell in love with Hot Springs, and if you have read my post, you realize that we bought a house over there.  

Enough rambling.....The Arlington decorates for Christmas with a huge Gingerbread house.  Each year, I love to go downtown, walk around, look at the lights and go to The Arlington.

Can you guess, how many candies?  They have a contest each year.

Bob & I sitting in the lobby.

 There are several of these Huge Nutcrackers.

  These are my beautiful daughters in front of tree last year.  Somehow, I missed getting a picture of the tree on this trip.

This is the park across the street last year.  This year it wasn't decorated, but a little park down the way was.