This weekend my eldest one had to do her SCUBA open water dives for her certification.   The big event was to be held in Lake Ouachita, so we decided to make it a weekend. 
Me, being a moron when it comes to Arkansas weather (I know, STILL!  It’s only been like 18 yrs since I’ve lived here, right?)  decided we should camp by the lake since “it will be cooler than it is in the city.”  Ahem…
It was NOT.  It was HOT!  And the “neighbors” in the campsite across from us let their kids stay up SCREAMING in the bathrooms until about 3am, while they drank much liquor and talked very loud.  (Needless to say the next morning we woke up to take E to catch the diveboat and proceeded to take down the tent and I started calling hotels.)

 We rented a party barge for the day and took the boys out for some fun.  Next visit I think we’ll take a boat and camp on the lake edge in the woods. 

Leaving the Marina
 Swimming with the Fishies
Jumping Off the Boat!
We hit the Mid America Museum and the Pirate Cove Mini-Golf (boys’ choices.)  
 Pirate Peg-Leg Just Hanging Out
Hole in One!

Eat at J’s Italian Villa if you are there!  FANTASTIC!  Hot Springs is a fun place.  Lots to do for the entire family (museums, hiking, art galleries, hot spring baths, lake, race track…)  

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