Today's our last day in Hot Springs, so we did a bit of sightseeing. September 30th is probably one of the worst choices of dates to visit a botanical garden. All the spring and summer flowers are gone, and the beds of 'mums have barely gotten a start. In addition they are still cleaning up blow down from Gustave. As a matter of fact, they are using mule teams for some of the cleanup so as to minimize damage to the gardens. Nonetheless, it was still a pleasant visit. We walked the better part of two miles and took a bunch of pictures, five of which are included. There's one of a waterfall, one of Durelle on a stone bridge, a butterfly close-up, some colorful koi, and a serpentine bridge. Notice that the lumber for the bridge decking was bent to follow the curvature of the bridge.
On the way back to the campground we spotted a tiny, four business, strip mall with a barbershop and a small cafe comprising two of the four. My lunch was a chicken-fried steak, fried okra and biscuits and gravy for $5.99. Durelle had a club sandwich. While she finished I got a haircut (for $9) in a three chair establishment with a half dozen trophy deer heads mounted. It was probably not a good place to discuss politics, so I didn't try.