The variety is amazing, and that is what makes this country so great. I really can not tell you what's the best or the worst; really they are all unique in their own way. I enjoyed Eunice , Louisiana in Acadia Parish (that's what they call counties there), but is it the best place I've ever been? Not really, I just remember it since it was a lot of fun. But so was Summit County Colorado where I climbed Grays Peak a 14,278 foot peak in the Colorado Rockies and stayed overnight in Keystone and watched people getting mountain sickness. I also really love where we currently live: York County, or McKinley County in New Mexico where we used to live, or even Hamilton County, Ohio.
Both Warm Springs and Hot Springs fit that bill. I assume that everyone has heard of the Hot Springs Homestead Resort. It is an amazing place to see. I am told the green fees for the golf course are just below $400 per person. The homes around the resort are also amazing (worth at least a half million and up). Going a few miles out of town, or even to the other side of town you see dilapidated buildings, double-wide trailers, you name it. Actually, we were amazed that in the middle of town the town parking area that doubles as farmer's market is full of pot holes filled with water and the sidewalks are bordered by foot high weeds. There was a shift change at the resort when we were in town and there were a lot of young East-European workers walking down the street to their apartments in what I thought were abandoned or rundown storefronts.
|The real estate offices were nicely spruced up, but even here, the public parking lots had weed growing in them and the green isles between the parking spaces were overgrown with weeds. Really poor for a resort town.|
|Just an interesting view taken with my fish-eye lens.|