Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Fun was had by all!!

Exploring St. Louis has been really fun!  I am loving all the little, quaint neighborhoods and old areas of the city.  There are so many ethnic neighborhoods and can't wait to explore them all...I am excited about the food in each one too!  The big city seems to be filled with all these small "cities" and the people who live in these smaller areas are very proud of them and all feel they are "the" place to live.  I am loving our area as well but have really enjoyed seeing all these great parts of the whole.

This weekend however, we headed out to the country.  It was a state park called Johnson's Shut-ins (a shut-in being a part of a river where it seems to shut down by rock or other obstruction).  This Shut-in was caused by erosion and massive boulders.  Totally cool, totally dangerous...kiddos loved it!   

I loved this part of the river...just a nice lazy river!

Not too bad...right?

This is where it starts getting a little more dangerous...dangerous in the since that these are huge, slippery boulders.  The water was so slow moving really and it was very shallow but the rocks were SO slippery. 

I know, believe me when I say the picture makes it seem much worse.  HOLD ON!!!   

This is when I got a bit more nervous...

It's a bit hard to tell but these 2 pics show K and Z each jumping off of a boulder around 5 feet into a deep section between the rocks.  Yikes!  They LOVED every minute of it! 
We had a great time!  It was a warm MO day and another one of those places we can say we did (and don't have to do again)!

Happy Birthday C!


Lori said...

Looks like you guys are getting settled and having some time for fun. That is good...

Anonymous said...

What a happy fun day! Happy "belated" birthday, Carl. D

Mom & Dad said...

Great pictures. Totally cool place!!!