Thursday, April 29, 2010


I'm groggy from all the good relaxing that was had today! A very peaceful day with only 3 childcare kids (2 in the morning, 1 in the afternoon). The boys made a make-shift ramp for Reed's scooter. They are wanting to make a real ramp that Clay can also skateboard on, so we're on the look-out for free plywood (and instructions on how to do this!). In the mean time, this will have to do:
Once our little friends went home, we drove 45 minutes out to Hot Springs and hung out at Becca and Chris's new house (which is SWEET! Congratulations you guys!) Reed had a good time trying to catch a backyard chicken:

We had a special dinner of chocolate chip pancakes and roasted veggie frittata (yum!):
And then scooted right off to the town's namesake, the hot springs. It's pretty cool that they kept the ruins of the old hot springs. These used to be a huge reason people were even in Asheville. Back in the old days, people would come through Asheville or vacation from all over the mountains to the hot mineral springs for it's healing properties. Nowadays, it's not actually too widely publicized, I don't think, but it so nice for a soak! Here's a look at the old springs area:

Now it is piped in to private hot tubs ... ahhhh ....
View from the tub:
Reed and his friend didn't want to get out, even as the tub drained, they stuck it out
Max and Reed at the firepit outside the hot tubs ... peace out!

1 comment:

momma rae said...

thanks for the reminder! we need to get up there. that is one of the things i miss the most about colorado...the abundance of natural hot springs!

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