2015 Hot Springs Classic

It was a great event from beginning to end. On Thursday April 16, 2015, five boats, all full of passengers, ventured out on Lake Ouachita in dense fog. Visibility at 10:30 am was about 75 yards. But the water was smooth as glass and the atmosphere enchanting.

Foggy Ouachita

Foggy Ouachita

John and Marilyn Davenport were our guides from the State Park Marina to Mountain Harbor for a great lunch. By then it was sunny, still the lake remained calm and beautiful for a most perfect cruising afternoon.

Sunny Ouachita

Sunny Ouachita

Back down the road about 20 miles in Hot Springs, we gathered for a Friday morning cruise to Clay and Patty Thompson’s lake home for morning snacks and a chance to survey the progress on the lake house remodel. Gorgeous!

Lined up at Clay & Patty's boardwalk

Lined up at Clay & Patty’s boardwalk

C&P's lake home

C&P’s lake home

At lunchtime, we lined up our boats (now 13 boats) and ourselves at Fisherman’s Wharf, then enjoyed an afternoon of cruising on Lake Hamilton. It seems we practically had the lake to ourselves to fly wide open or slowly meander to observe the beautiful azalea show at the landscaped lakeside homes.

Classics docked at Fisherman's Wharf

Classics docked at Fisherman’s Wharf

Friday's lunch at Fisherman's Wharf

Friday’s lunch at Fisherman’s Wharf

Friday night’s adventure was on the Belle of Hot Springs Riverboat for dinner and dancing.

Dancing on the Belle of Hot Springs Riverboat

Dancing on the Belle of Hot Springs Riverboat

Saturday’s Boat Show was held at Gregg Orr Marine where the public got to enjoy viewing the fifteen boats and visiting with the owners.

Show Time at Gregg Orr Marina

Show Time at Gregg Orr Marina

This event had something for everyone to enjoy – lots of cruising in our classic boats, a variety of good food, plenty of time to visit with friends who had gathered from our six state area, and even some shopping time for many.

Classic Glitz & Glamour

Classic Glitz & Glamour

Special “THANKS” go to Mike Langhorne who coordinated the planning of this event.

Captain Mike

Captain Mike

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