Yesterday, Zach and I hiked an 8.3-mile loop trail in the Weldon Spring Conservation Area. We wound through thick but airy forest, clattering over limestone pebbles, entertained by dozens of flitting butterflies, watching frogs leap out of our way. I was reminded of how grateful I am to have a boyfriend who loves hiking as much (and more!) than I do, and how much I love Missouri. After a month spent visiting Mom in the hospital, it was a welcome break.
|The Missouri River, from one of the cliffs. (Get a shirt that fits, Lisa!)|
|I love little stream beds like this.|
|Tree mosaics have always been one of my favorite things to look at.|