Chaumette is one of Missouri’s many wonderful wineries. They have a nice selection of their own wines in addition to a great kitchen serving lunch and dinners. Sit on their porch for an unending view of the Ozarks low rolling hills. If you do not want to drive home after a nice dinner, stay in […]
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Elephant Rocks State Park can be found outside of Ironton, MO in the Ozarks. This outcropping of pink granite was once part of a quarry and is now a park where you can wander around the park and see the ancient worn boulders. The outcropping raises above the treetops providing a spectacular view.
Ste. Genevieve was one of the first settlements in the state of Missouri. Many of the original buildings are still there including this home, built circa 1820. The two rooms along the north side of the house constitute the original vertical log structure, while the second floor and the rooms south of the hallway were […]
The trail through Dogwood Canyon, in Southwestern Missouri, is about bout three or four miles. Along the way you are treated to one waterfall after another. This part of a scenic area with large pools of water and several waterfalls. There is a path behind this waterfall so you can get right up with it. […]
Near the entrance to the Dogwood Canyon trails is Indian Cliff Falls. This stunning scene is right behind the grist mill that marks the entrance to the canyon. For those that are not familiar with this area, it is deep in Southwestern Missouri not too far from Branson. Dogwood Canyon Nature Park covers 10,000 acres […]
Part of Dogwood Canyon Nature Park. Located in Southwest Missouri near Branson and Table Rock Lake, this place is for waterfall lovers. You can walk or take a tram to see the sights. However, I like to walk and take photos. If you are in the area, this is a place you have to see […]
Dogwood Canyon Nature Park in Southwestern Missouri is one of the jewels of the state. They have about 4 miles of paths that follow this stream through a valley/canyon south all the way to Arkansas. On the way you will view spectacular scenery including never ending waterfalls. A few ways to experience the area is […]
Driving up the The Great River Road outside of Alton, Illinois is a great experience. Driving from Alton, though Grafton on to Pere Marqutte State Park you will find great restaurants, wineries, bed and breakfasts and a spectacular view of the Mississippi River. Be sure to stop along the way to see the Bald Eagles […]
A wonderful spring scene at the White House Retreat in St. Louis County. This retreat is full of wonderful statues spread over an 80 acre campus allowing visitors to walk the grounds in silent meditation. In addition to the statues, the architecture and views are spectacular.
Forest Park is now in bloom with Daffodils and Red Buds trees kicking off the spring season. Walking in our park in St. Louis with its lakes, streams and architectural structures is always a delight.