Vietnam Veterans Memorial – The Wall – Faces Never Forgotten Campaign!

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Faces Never Forgotten is a campaign to collect a photograph for each of the more than 58,000 men and women whose names are inscribed on The Wall. Collected pictures will be used in the Education Center at The Wall and can be found on The Wall of Faces. Since the photo campaign was launched in October 2009, VVMF has located photos for approximately 41,000 of the names inscribed on the memorial. When VVMF built The Wall in … Continue reading

Thank You Heroes Memorial Day 2015!

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Memorial Day, as you head out celebrating the beginning of summer…Remember those that gave their lives, so that we may continue to live in freedom. Memorial Day (May 30th) began as an order issued by General John Logan in 1868 as a day of remembrance for those soldiers who died on both sides during the Civil War. Then in 1971 with the passage of the National Holiday Act, Memorial Day was designated as the last Monday … Continue reading

Granny – Ya Got Crinkly things on Your Face! Instantly Ageless Can Change That!

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Several years ago, 2 of my granddaughters were living with us for a time. One night, when we were laying on her bed saying our ‘Goodnight Gods’ (prayers), granddaughter Gabby looks at me with a real concerning look. I am wondering what is on her mind. She lays down and gently touches my face. She then proceeds to inform me (in an innocent voice), that she saw on the TV they can fix those crinkly … Continue reading

Our Hot Springs Wrap Up… Plus Fun things For The Kids to Do!

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Wrapping up a great adventure in Hot Springs. Even though this trip was for the Sis and me, I always check out activities the younger generation would like. If you followed my posts, you will see we did several things the kiddies would enjoy. There is so much more!!! You never know when we may ‘steal the grandkids’ again, so it is a good idea to keep the other activities in mind. ~~~ Most famous … Continue reading

Nathan’s Famous Sets GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS for Most Selfies Taken Simultaneously!

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Nathan’s Famous, the iconic hot dog company based in Coney Island, N.Y., set a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for Most selfies (self-portraits) taken simultaneously with 4,296 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. The previous record of 2,997 was beaten by the crowd taking in the St. Louis Cardinals game against the visiting Detroit Tigers. A GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS adjudicator was on-site to immediately verify and confirm the record. “Everyone knows that Nathan’s Famous is the originator … Continue reading

1920s – 1960s Quaint Little Hot Springs! Um… Gangsters, Gambling, and Women!

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From the late 1920s to the late 1960s,  Quaint Little Hot Springs was known for their mineral baths… OH and we can add some big name stars, notorious gangsters, illegal gambling and affordable ‘ladies of the evening’. If you want to find out how ‘hoppin’ Hot Springs was in the past… Well, then you just have to visit The Gangster Museum of America ! There are so many artifacts, including one of the few remaining death masks of John Dillinger … Continue reading

Take a Bath on BathHouse Row and Visit a Wax Museum!

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When Arkansas became a territory around 1819, the Arkansas Territorial Legislature requested that the springs and adjoining mountains be set aside as a federal reservation. Twelve years later, in 1832, the Hot Springs Reservation was created by the US Congress, granting federal protection of the thermal waters. The Reservation was renamed Hot Springs National Park in 1921. 47 springs on the western slope of Hot Springs Mountain in the historic downtown district of the city. About 1,000,000 US … Continue reading

Off to the Aquarium and Then to Maxine’s In Hot Springs!

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Well, we grabbed us a bite at Buffalo Wild Wings. It was real tasty and our waitress, Haley, was fantastic. Real nice place and the people are very friendly. We did not want to have a too heavy lunch so we got a sampler, a Buffalito, Salads, and pulled Pork Slammer. Can you say YUMMM!  Then we were off to The National Park Aquarium where you find freshwater fish, saltwater fish, frogs, turtles, tortoises, lizards and more. … Continue reading