When we planned this trip we had goals in mind. One of the main goals was to enjoy each other. Missouri’s Ozark Outdoors Resort offered a real change of scenery from interstates and fast food. After arriving at dark, pitching our tent, inflating our double high air mattress, and scrambling for the bug spray when our lantern invited the little pests to join us, we were dripping with sweat and our stomachs were growling. We made a meal of black seedless grapes and called it a night being sure to leave our lanterns outside. We fell asleep to the chorus of the night time critters and the Meramec River flowing by our camp site.
We woke refreshed and excited to float for a day on the Huzzah and Meramac Rivers. We’ve done the float before and could not pass up this rare treat which the high and dry plains does not offer. When we returned to our campsite we had neighbors! They were an extended family of 14 people speaking Italian, playing opera music,competing at multiple yard games and finally having an outdoor viewing of Spider-Man. Beautiful people! Wish we’d had another night to be included in their circle. What a great time of being in the moment … Together!
Next stop Stillman Valley, IL