September 9, 2011

I Love Missouri State Parks

I love Missouri’s state parks.  Linda and I stayed at two of them last year on our trip back from St. Louis – Babler Memorial State Park and Knob Noster State Park – and were very impressed.  The campgrounds in particular were wonderful, with beautiful natural settings, lots of trees, spacious sites, as well as concrete pads and electric hookups.  It was the best of both worlds.

For Linda’s last night on the road with me, she searched for a Missouri park where we could relax.  Long Branch State Park in the middle of the state fit the bill.
Long Branch State Park
After setting up, we took Kitty for a walk to the lake.  The little bit of sand may have seemed like a big litter box, but the gently lapping waves were a bit too scary.  The known comfort of the woods was a much better fit. 

Peaceful Lake at Long Branch

What's This Wet Stuff?

I Can Hide Here
Perhaps because I still didn’t have wireless service (hopefully that will be resolved tomorrow in St. Louis), we enjoyed a relaxing and peaceful evening around our first campfire of the trip.  Hopefully it won’t be the last.

Campsite at Long Branch State Park

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