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The Sunlight in Empty Halls

Ha Ha Tonka State Park, MO I’ve been quiet for a while now. I guess you could say that it was my winter brooding. But, in all honesty, it was more than that. I’ve been moody. I’ve been angry. I’ve been introspective, sad, lonely, faithless, lost. There was no spark. No creativity. I had been…

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Water Water Everywhere…

The Water Tower, Ha Ha Tonka State Park, MO You cannot go to Ha Ha Tonka without viewing the Water Tower or the Castle Ruins. The tower is about 80 feet high and built of sandstone. Patrick made a new friend in the few minutes we were there. He got an owl that was roosting in…

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Natural Wonders

Ha Ha Tonka State Park, MO I would say we spent a good day wandering around the park. The island in the middle of the stream has a balancing rock on the south side. So we looped around the island to see it. To be honest, I thought it would be bigger. The Natural Bridge was a surprise.…

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A Spring in Our Step

Ha Ha Tonka State Park, MO Well, we started off with a spring in our step. Going down the 316 stairs, we figured, was easier than going up and let me tell you right now – it was. The slow ascent back to the top, after walking all day was what wore us out. Oh,…

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Lost in Paradise

Bennett Spring State Park, MO Every year we go to Montauk for the family fishing trip. We love Montauk and think it’s a little slice of trout fishing paradise, however, I think we found a close second. Roadtrippin’ our way to Ha Ha Tonka, of course we got lost. We went a little too far,…

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Uranus

Heading South and West, we took a road trip last fall over Halloween weekend. Ha Ha Tonka was our destination, via whatever interesting stops we came across along the way. Uranus, MO definitely fell into the category of interesting. Speeding down the highway, we first saw a billboard featuring a slogan for the fudge factory…

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Neighbors and Freinds

Sandy Creek Covered Bridge, Goldman, MO We met up with an old neighbor and friend. We gave each other a hug, and for me, memories of riding the school bus, church visits and a birthday party popped into my head. It had been a long time. I got to meet her kids and nieces, all…

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Mobile Bay

Mobile Bay, AL We got to see some pretty interesting things when we took the ferry across Mobile Bay to Dauphin Island. Pelicans skimmed the surface of the water or were just downright lazy like the one below. Freighters moved in or out to the gulf. The oil rig platforms were fascinating and huge! We couldn’t go…

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A Little Bit Southern

Waverly Mansion, West Point, Mississippi Catching up on some of the things I want to get done, I realized that I hadn’t finished the photos from Waverly Mansion. This was our impromptu visit on our way home from vacation this summer. On the way there, I had passed up the driveway and we wound up…

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Family Time

Family time is always fun time. Sisters, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins – screaming, laughing, goofing around. It’s fun to sit back and watch it all. Throw in an old barn on a family farm just outside of Bonne Terre, MO and we get to have a bit of dusty fun. Loved this session. The girls were a…

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