We left Hot Springs going north on the Scenic 7 byway and enjoyed a deliciously beautiful drive. Even better the temperatures were way down. 80º never felt so good!
Scenic 7 winds through the Ouachita National Forest up into the Ozark National Forest.
On this trip we see a lot of places. There are areas like West Texas that we know we don't need to return to, and then we find regions like this that get added to the bucket list. The part of the country is beautiful and worth coming back for further exploration.