Roaring River State Park

This past weekend, we had unseasonably warm days, with temperatures in the mid-60’s, abundant sunshine and crystal clear blue skies.

It was wonderful.

David and I took a late afternoon adventure to Roaring River State Park in southern Missouri on Saturday, a place that we discovered by accident a few years ago while taking a motorcycle ride. The park is located in the Mark Twain National Forest, part of the southern chain of the Ozark Mountains and it’s a beautiful drive getting there. We wound our way around twists and turns, passed scenic overlooks and pastures dotted with cattle and horses. When we arrived at the park, we found a short hiking trail along the river that led us from the parking lot where we had parked over to the main part of the park. We passed rapids and bluffs, people throwing rocks in the water and playing in the small park across from where we were walking, everyone happy with the beautiful day.

I think even the river was happy to have the warm sunshine glinting off its back.