Blueberry Cheesecake Rich’s Birthday
Nancy Treats at Peel. Strawberry Shortcake
Celebrating the End of Summer School
Butler MO – Exploring with Parker and Paige
Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto Hippopatamaitai
Pure Joy at Cyrano’s
Puppy-sized Skinny Mocha Latte
Daisy and Me. Cutting It Up.
I have been slowly visiting all the State Parks and Historic Sites in Missouri. There are a total of 52 State Parks and 35 Historic Sites. In one weekend I managed to visit 11. During this trip, my favorite locations were the Battle of Island Mound and Watkins Glen Historic Site.
Squaw Creek Wetlands
Around the lake at Wallace State Park
Watkins Mill House
At the factory
Weston Bend looking into Kansas
Along the trail at Crowder S.P.
Small town america
The town is named after the librarian
Western Missouri Prairies
at the Battle of Island Mound
Robert Ford killed Jesse James here
The Confederate soldiers prayed here
from the church
Battle of Lexington
on the roof
in the crypt
the dome – this entire structure was built in one year.
This was ignored
entrance door handle
into the crypt
In March 2017, I spent some time exploring the National and State Park lands of the American West. We drove 4000 miles and visited 9 states. These photos are some of my favorite because of how peaceful these locations were in the off season. We made it to Chimney rock right at sunset and had the place to ourselves, and we visited Scottsbluff National Monument early in the morning before others arrived. Most people go south for spring break, I went North and was rewarded with rustic quietness.
Niobrara River of Nebraska
Valley of Scottsbluff
River Running Black Hills
Moon Set at Scottsbluff
Coffee with the Presidents
Wind Cave National Park ranks highly among the US Parks. I stumbled on to these beauties while driving through the backroads of the park.
Hidden on St Louis University’s campus, the MOCRA shines. Open to the public.
From the balcony
The shadows accentuate this piece
A special collection
La Pasion – Michael Tracy
Bernard Maisner – this is hope
Maisner. Inspired by cytokinesis
Jonah inside the Whale
Pieta – Thomas Skomski
I continue my journey to see all of the 90+ Missouri State Parks and Historic Sites. Some of these places are incredibly remote. I just can’t imagine many people visit Clark’s Hill or the Osage Village. I am pleased to say that I have.
State Capitol and Historic Site
Clark’s Hill: Confluence of the Osage and Missouri Rivers.
Along a glade
Coffee in Cole Camp
Looking for the Bison
Prairie State Park
Truman Lake and dam
Harry S. Truman
February Forests Filled with Flying Birds