Monday, July 3, 2017

Ozark National Scenic Riverways

I finally looked at the pictures I took on our last 2 day trip we took and found some to share. We stayed at a Motel that was located in Eminence Missouri, and just went out from there to the different parks in the area.

First up is the Alley Spring Mill.

I love the sound of rushing water so I enjoyed that part of the trip, but oh my was it a very HOT day, as we were headed out I think a bank said it was 93 degrees out and it was very humid!!

Here is a picture with more of the Mill.

There was a trail that went behind the spring.  The sign said that the spring produces 81 million gallons a day!

I will have to say the colors in these waters is just amazing in this whole area!!
I did manage to capture a good picture of one butterfly and one dragonfly, but there were many all along this trail.

I loved all the little waterfalls along the trail too!

This next picture hubby took of me when we were almost done with the trail back to the car.  It was quite hot :)

We cooled off in the air conditioning of the car and drank a lot of water and then we headed to Rocky Falls.  I didn't take many pictures there, the bugs were just terrible, I wondered why all the people were sitting in the water and then Greg told me that when he went crawling around on the rocks to get a close up picture of the falls there were no bugs there just down where I was, but I wasn't about to try and climb those rocks.  I bet you can tell which person is my hubby.

I took pictures of the sunset that night from the porch of our motel but I took them on my phone and haven't even downloaded those yet.  So the next day we were off to check out Blue Springs, I can see why they named it that, it is the 8th largest spring in Missouri and is the darkest blue of them all.  87 million gallons of water are from this spring a day.

You can see a little bit in the picture above that it was quite humid around the spring, it was a misty day so I don't know if it was clouds or humidity from the spring but remember the picture above from the day before, by the time we got back to the car from the hike down to the spring I felt about the same. This picture shows a little more of the Mist hovering over the water.

That's it, after we were done with this hike and we drove back  to the main road we started getting a bit more rain than just misting so we were lucky we made it back in time, so we just headed home.  Hubby wants to go back because he was able to get some nice night shots but I get motion sickness and all the windy and rolling hills kind of got me a bit sick, but it was a nice get away about a 3 1/2 hour drive from our house.

Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you enjoy a great 4th tomorrow!



Birgit said...

What amazing photos! I love the photo of the mill. Perfectly placed and so serene. You look very hot and tired. What a great pic! Happy 4th!

Debbie said...

ooooh wow, what a gorgeous place and beautiful pictures!!!

Heidi Stamps said...

Oh my goodness, I had no idea the Ozarks were so beautiful! WOW! Thanks for sharing!

Donna Ellis said...

Wow! Thank you for taking me along on your trip, Connie! BEAUTIFUL photos to capture that amazing scenery, and I know it was far more incredible in person. I love the smells and sounds of nature, as well as her visual beauty. gorgeous! HUGS, de

Anonymous said...

Connie, I love old mills! The water is a gorgeous color. I am sad to say that the river nearby is muddy looking practically all the time. What a cute picture of you (hello there!). What a wonderful trip & thank you for sharing it with us!

Beth Norman said...

Thanks for sharing your trip with us. You look pooched. And to hike on such a hot day makes it worse. The red mill is gorgeous.

Donna Phelan said...

hahaha you're a good sport! Love the photos and that water is an amazing color! You have so much FUN! Have a Happy 4th f July! xo~

Janice said...

Thank you for sharing your fabulous photos, you really did look hot!

Prairie Patchwork Quilts said...

You really get to visit some beautiful and interesting places!

Leslie Miller said...

These pictures are so incredibly beautiful! What a gorgeous place! I love to see sights like this, but don't know if I would want to hike in the heat and humidity. We coasties just aren't used to it! Thanks so much for sharing the pics, Connie. I'm completely awestruck!

April said...

Thanks for sharing your pictures. They are beautiful!

Louca por porcelana said...

Wonderful place!Happy 4th!

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Stunning photos!! Just beautiful!! Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Esther Asbury said...

Wow! The colors in your pictures are amazing! Makes me want to sit and relax by the water a bit -- so pretty!

Jerri Jimenez said...

These photos are fabulous Connie, such a beautiful and tranquil place to be!