Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Road Trip!


Well, pretty much the whole summer Dan and I are on a road trip for our job traveling around to a bunch of po-dunk little towns in Louisiana. But, this past weekend we decided to take a little trip to Hot Springs Arkansas. There is an amusement park/waterpark there and one of my favorite country bands Lone Star was performing there on Saturday! And we got in free to the concert if we went to the amusement park during the day! Of course I couldn't pass up this deal, so we went to Arkansas for the weekend. It was really, really pretty. There are so many trees everywhere, you can't even see like 10 feet off the road. Arkansas also has some "mountains" that are actually small hills, but that is better than flat Louisiana! We stayed in this little tourist town that is actually the hometown of Bill Clinton. The park was super fun, the only problem was that we had to wait in line for about an hour for each ride! That stunk, but once we got on the rides, they were super fun. There were upside down, twisty roller coasters and the best water slides I have ever been on. The Lone Star concert was probably the best concert I have ever been to. We luckily got to sit in the sixth row and they played all of the songs that I like of theirs! Even though Dan was dreading the concert, he ended up liking it! I am slowly getting him to like country more and more. Unfortunately my camera was out of batteries, so we didn't get any pictures.
Besides that, we have been staying in the city of Monroe doing our food reviews. Although the people are nicer here than in Shreveport, the city smells like sewage! Not only that, but the water is yellow. There was a sign in the bathroom of our hotel that said "Monroe is known for it's yellow water, but don't worry, it is perfectly safe to drink." However, I found out that every year the people of Monroe get a warning on their door saying that drinking this water for a long time can cause liver disease. Needless to say we bought bottled water! We are traveling around to a bunch of little towns for the next week or so, and are excited to leave the stinky city!

7 comments:

Ashley said...

How fun! Dad told me that you guys had a great time, I've been meaning to call you, tomorrow I will! We saw Lonestar here about 3 years ago at the Blackfoot fair and they were great! And holy nasty, I couldn't bring myself to drink yellow water, I would just feel like I was drinking someone elses recylced pee or something. Anyways, glad your doing well, we'll chat soon!

Nels, Drea, & crew said...

Bottoms up! Drink that yellow water, your only going to live there once right! That's nasty! Glad you had fun at the concert, I like country music too. The scenery looks beautiful. Have fun!

Em and Bart said...

Wow! You are having some serious adventures. I hope you are keeping a journal of all of these things, your kids will love hearing about this. Lonestar would be a fun concert! I love when you post, good luck with the yellow water, I would definitely stick to the bottled if I were you!

Chels and Cody said...

Good thing that you had a good weekend with you living in that STINKY city and all! hehe! Thumbs up for bottled water. That pic is so pretty! Did you take it or are you like me and you steal other's pics off of the internet?! Ha! O, and of course I can't fail to mention how jealous I am for two reasons:
1) You saw LONESTAR! And the 6th row, too!
2) You are slowly persuading your hubby to like country music...there is no way in heck I am going to ever convert Cody!

Matthew & Stacy said...

That's exciting you got to see Lonestar, I love them! I would have done the same thing as you and Dan with getting bottled water, that is so nasty. Even when we go out of town and I don't like the people's water I like getting bottled water because it makes me feel better.

The Jay Stott Fam said...

So glad you had a fun weekend in AK even if it was to Bill Clinton's home town. Thank you for your birthday email. Look forward to talking to you today.
Love,
Mom

Heather said...

Eww eww eww!!!! That's so gross about the yellow liver-disease-causing water, I'll have to ask my parents if they ever heard of that in Monroe when we lived in Louisiana. Have you been near Eunice yet? That's where we lived. Jared and Nathan say hi, we love you guys. We missed you at the temple on Wednesday, but we're so glad you are having these great experiences this summer. Love, Heather