Sunday, April 23, 2017

Missouri's Newest State Park - Echo Bluff

My husband and I got away this weekend to MO's newest state park, Echo Bluff in Shannon County. It opened last July and what a gorgeous park it is. The MO Dept of Natural Resources have done a great job with this park. Its a small campground but I really enjoyed it and all the trails even though there was 5 inches of rain while we were there. We still walked as much as we could but the red clay and mud stopped us from going too far. We are looking forward to going back again when the weather is warmer and we can swim/kayak Sinking Creek.
Friday...Dogs loaded up and ready to go

The Lodge 

The bridge to the lodge from the campground

Sinking Creek

Not much room for us to sleep 

The Current River out of it's banks

Sunday morning. The final day and the sun comes out


Temperatures dropped to the low 40's and fog rolls in 

Fog coming down Sinking Creek
Our campsite #45

My hubby and the boys

Campground

Sinking Creek is more like a river with all the rain

Bridge 


Info on the small family cemetery 




Saturday, April 8, 2017

April showers bring May flowers

We have had a lot of rain but that is what happens this time of year. The MO River is about to bust it banks but the sun has come out and it is a beautiful day. I hope to find some morel mushrooms with the warm and sunny days. Our first camping trip is weeks away!

Mason helped me plant flowers this week

Pansy


My grandson has started soccer. First practice was this past week


Holt's Summit Winery from my driveway

Birds are building nests
I wish the Spring flowers lasted longer.


Plum tree

Dogwood starting to bloom
Asparagus coming up. My daughter and my favorite vegetable

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Welcome back Winter

It has been warm and beautiful so far this Winter. My yard looked beautiful until today. The first photos are Friday. 70 degrees, sunshine...beautiful day!



Peach Tree blooms



 And now, this morning! It's in the 30's and snow. The temperature is supposed to drop into the teens tonight. There goes my flowers. But I love snow and so do my dogs! Rascal is having a BLAST!





Rascal loves the snow!


Sunday, March 5, 2017

Mo Star Quilt Co, Joplin and Springfiield RV Show

This has been a busy weekend. Friday I went up North with my good friend, Jon, to Missouri Star Quilt Company. I always love to see all the different fabric shops and quilt ideas.

Saturday, my husband and I took off to Joplin to visit my best friend. I grew up in Joplin and it is really nice to visit. We had a wonderful meal and drinks at Casa Montez. 

On our way back home we stopped in Springfield and checked out the RV show. It's not the biggest RV show but I really enjoy this show! We found a couple we really liked but as I always say, I love the one we have because it's paid for. What a busy and fun weekend! I am ready to relax in my recliner.