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There Are Certain Questions You Don't Ask at a Bathhouse in Hot Springs Arkansas

When we first arrived in Hot Springs, Arkansas, we didn't really know what to expect.  We had a vague idea that there were some natural hot springs in town (duh right) but we didn't know what exactly was here.

Our first couple days consisted of finding our way around town,  filling the pantries, and spending evenings after work and school at the pool.  One evening at the campground pool we met a nice couple that kept telling us we just had to go to the "whoah pah" or the "kwo po" or the "kung pow."  We just couldn't make out what the heck the name of the place was.  But as they continued to describe it, I really wanted to go. After a bit of discussion we learned that the Quapaw is a spa.  It is also one of the few fully operational bathhouses on historic bathhouse row.

So on our first full weekend in town we set out for bathhouse row to see these spas for ourselves.  The weather was beautiful as we walked along the sidewalk and took it all in…

We spent a weekend in Mississippi. Meh.

Have you ever done something you didn't really want to do?  Us too!  We visited Mississippi.

We don't really have anything against the state.  It's just that every time we have had a chance to stop there we have always opted to just drive through.  The problem is we just can't figure out anything there that any of us are excited to visit.  like... anything.

A couple weeks ago Kate and I had a three day weekend and we decided to bite the bullet and get Mississippi checked off our list.  At first we figured we would pack up the kids and spend the weekend at the beach in Biloxi.  A couple days before the trip, we found out there was a tropical storm heading that way. So now we had less than a week to figure out where to go.

We opened the old google box and searched for "Things to do in Mississippi" I know, really creative right.  And after clicking around a bit we settled on Jackson, Mississippi, but our hearts weren't really in it.

The morning of the trip …