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Moving on…

Engler Park, Farmington, MO I met up with Ezra for his Senior Session. This guy is “moving on”; done with school and ready for starting a life. I didn’t have my sidekick with me, but I can hold my own. Coming from a automotive and construction family, I can talk and keep up with the conversation.…

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The Close bond of Mother and Sons

Peter Moore House, Desoto, MO We met up with Wendy, a spunky, out going, funny mother of two teenage sons who is starting a new chapter in her life. Hell bent on leaving the old behind and starting fresh, her boys and herself were all smiles. Here’s to new beginnings! You can see more of…

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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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