Saturday, May 23, 2009

Vacation...Part 1

David was on vacation last week and the fun started right away with a trip to the largest rose garden in America which is just one of the many gems Shreveport has to offer. Unfortunately, there weren't very many roses in bloom so we were somewhat underwhelmed but had fun nevertheless.

A great reminder:

Here's daddy-of-the-year using my nursing cover to try and block the sun's harmful UV rays from damaging his son's skin.

We're still checking Caleb's feet daily to see if there is any residual fungus from dangling his feet in this stagnant water.

Next, we headed off on a road trip to Arkansas to see some spectacular southern sights (how's that for alliteration?).With our only car that has power locks, power windows, cruise control, car seat base and a legitimate back-seat baby mirror in the shop, we were forced to be adaptive. Here is daddy MacGyver rigging up a mirror contraption with some rope, a hand-held mirror and a large car washing sponge.

Our destination was Hot Springs, Arkansas so named for springs. Here is one of many fountains around town where you can drink the hot spring water...after it's cooled, of course.

Having a bout of amnesia regarding our location, I was surprised when I put my hand in this water and it was quite HOT!

There are several bathhouses downtown where you can pay exorbitant amounts of money to bath in the magical waters of the hot springs. We settled for a tour of one of the oldest bathhouses which featured a needle shower...

....a gymnasium...

...and beautiful locker rooms which were the perfect place to...(where's Waldo?)


...and change a poopy diaper.

And we didn't even get busted by the museum police!

Caleb spent his first two nights in a hotel which was an adventure for all of us! Good thing he's so darn cute.

More to come...


Jen H said...

What a fun vacation! I love that last picture of him. What a cute pie!!!!

Terri said...

I need a picture of Caleb on the bed. I love his relaxed look

SmileyVal said...

So cute! I have a picture of me taking a shower at Hot Springs too. :)