Diamonds, diamonds everywhere……

And not a single one found by us!!

We are in Hot Springs Arkansas, birthplace of President Clinton and home of historic bath house row! Yesterday we drove over an hour south to Crater of Diamond State Park where the largest diamond found in the USA was mined. It’s still active and open to the public to find white, yellow or brown diamonds – only if your lucky! You keep what you find but we left empty handed! It was a super fun experience and I would do it again. Just plan on getting really dirty. While we were there 5 diamonds were found, including a 3 1/4 karat brown diamond.

First you watch a video so you have an idea of what you should do. Then you pick a spot in the 27 acres and fill your bucket with dirt and gravel.
Oh well… I said, we had a good time!

Yesterday, we went to the visitor center of Hot Springs National Park….it’s not like any other national park – this one is centered around the bath houses, not so much nature like you’d expect. The campground here is small (40 sites – all with full hook up) but beautiful. Very wooded and we have a babbling brook behind our site. We are also graced by the presence of one pesty little red cardinal!! He keeps knocking/pecking on our windows – I think he wants to be friends.

This is what I awoke to this morning, about a foot away from my head. Like I said, pesty but beautiful!! I named him Louie as in St Louie Cardinals.

Today we went to the mineral pools on Bath House Row, downtown Hot Springs. Four different pools with temps of 95, 98, 102 and 104. It was amazing and surprising what difference just a couple of degrees makes! We spent several hours relaxing and soaking it all in.

This is the mens bath room in the museum depicting how it was historically. There are private deep tubs in each room behind the doors or the men could sit under the stained glass ceiling around the bronze statue fountain.

Another final goodbye…….. So yesterday we closed on our home – that makes it official…….we’re homeless. Except we do have Junebug! Have to say, living in a 36 foot motorhome is a bit of an adjustment. It’s hard to get away from your spouse….good thing Howie and I actually like each other. We keep marveling that this is actually our life now. So far we are completely enjoying this new life style. Happy Trails!

Published by Ramblin' Rosie

We are retired nurses with a desire to explore the United States, and beyond, in our Winnebago motor home. We are accompanied our three pups, Fanny May, Kaiser, and Rosie.

2 thoughts on “Diamonds, diamonds everywhere……

  1. Sounds like your living the life we dream about. Dennis and I are both retired now; officially as of today but with Grandbabies needing Grandparents help we are not ready to hit the road.


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