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Sunday, September 11, 2005

Escorted by 20 officers in SWAT uniform and high powered rifles

John and Sara, our green coffee brokers, were escorted out of New Orleans by 20 officers in SWAT uniforms with high powered rifles. They are now in Hot Springs Arkansas and are actually glad that they don't have to spend 4 hours a day finding food and water and taking care of animals.


Blogger Wayne's Mom said...

I hope John and Sara are comfortable here in Hot Springs. I hear at least some of the 1000 Katrina guests here are actually considering a permanent move.

Ours is a unique demographic here in Hot Springs, where the median age is 42. A healthy percentage of us have incomes of $100K or more, and we support 12 championship golf courses and 27 non-profit organizations directly related to the visual and performing arts. Having hosted a Historic District Gallery Walk the first Friday of each month for nearly 16 years, Hot Springs was recently named #4 Art Town in America.

There are definitely other great things to do here during the year. The first two weeks of June attract nearly 200 pre-professional classical and jazz musicians for the Hot Springs Music Festival. Early September brings the annual Bluesfest and Hot Springs Jazzfest.

By late October, the city swells with nearly 20,000 people for the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, one of four preliminary sites for the Academy Awards in the documentary category.

From January through April, hotels and restaurants are booming with racing fans at Oaklawn Jockey Club, a 102-year-old thoroughbred racetrack.

Cradled by the Ouachita Mountains, three pristine lakes lure the likes of FLW Bass Fishing Championships. Located on a 210-acre peninsula of Lake Hamilton is a breathtaking bounty of botanical beauty known as Garvan Woodland Gardens.

Our particularly outstanding accommodations include Lookout Point Lakeside Inn, one of only three Arkansas inns listed on the Select Registry. Embassy Suites Hot Springs, an all suite hotel adjacent to Summit Arena, was ranked #1 Embassy Suites worldwide for 2004.

Best of all, Hot Springs is packed with people who understand hospitality. Sure, we have attractions. But without the people who live here, we'd be a ghost town instead of a resort town.

Local people. Local events. Hot Springs' REAL attraction.
Come see us!
Rebecca McCormick, Executive Editor
Hot Springs Life & Home magazine

P.S. I'm not paid by any of the entities mentioned. Neither have they asked me to promote their property or event. We just love living here!

9:06 AM, September 12, 2005  

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