The South

Lake Ouachita: 4th of July

A couple years ago some pals and I jumped on a plane to Hot Springs, Arkansas where we spent several days dipping our toes in the water and sipping on cold beers. We didn’t get our things together enough to go last year, but when my friend made the offer this year, we had to take it.

observant nomad | lake ouachita

observant nomad | lake ouachita

This time wasn’t too different. We spent our days riding the speedboat out to our own ‘private’ island and running into town for the necessary supplies; beer, bbq, and of course my favorite – dill potato chips. The highlight of the day was soaking up the sun and floating around in the open cool lake. The water is so clean and clear. I am always amazed how Lake Ouachita doesn’t have any lake-y smells or trash. It’s such a well maintained piece of paradise.

observant nomad | lake ouachita

observant nomad | lake ouachita

observant nomad | lake ouachita

observant nomad | lake ouachita

The whole time we were there the sunsets were spectacular! The colors ranged from bright burnt orange to deep sapphire blues. It was so gorgeous and visually stunning. The nights were warm and not too humid which we felt extremely lucky to experience.

Before the sun went down we would prepare a fire and play some yard games,Β which I was definitely ready for. Then once the sun set we’d hop back on the speed boat and cruise on home to crash and do it all over again.

observant nomad | lake ouachita

observant nomad | lake ouachita

observant nomad | lake ouachita

I hope you had a great 4th of july weekend too! I’ve been super slammed at work so I’ve been a little MIA from the blog these days, but I’m hoping that will resolve itself very soon ;)

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aw yay! looks like you had an amazing time!!

Oh wow. I am super jealous! I want to be on a boat so bad! We haven’t been on one yet this summer and now I am getting irritated. GAH!

Loving your blog girl!

Brianna

I wish I could get on boats more often – they are the perfect summer fun! And thank you :)

looks like a fabulous time. great pics!!

my hometown is an hour away from hot springs! great photos.

I loved reading this post and seeing these pictures. I’ve lived in Arkansas my whole life and currently am attending college here as well. Hot Springs is amazingly fun and I always make it a point to visit often during the year! Arkansas really is a hidden gem in many respects! Glad you had such an awesome, relaxing time! xoxo

Brianna

I am not going to lie – I never thought of visiting Arkansas until I drove through the Ozarks in the fall, and was totally taken aback by the amazing foliage. And now after Hot Springs, I’m convinced, It’s such a naturally beautiful state!

Seems a lovely place. If you like lakes, visit a Lake District called Mazury, that is placed in Poland – 2 000 lakes connected by canals – you can sail and sail, all the time with different route :)

Best, Joanna Julia from Warsaw

Brianna

Oh wow! That sounds amazing. Thanks for the recommendation :)

Love this post and the pics turned out beautiful! You have such an eye for spectacular shots.

Brianna

Thanks for having me sheens, it was a gorgeous setting to get away to

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