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Sunday, June 9, 2013

Lake of the Ozarks State Park 2013

In April I was able to help celebrate my friend's 40th birthday in Eldon, MO.

I can't be that close to a state park with weather like that and not go take a look.

In this case, it was a park I have been to many times over the years: Lake of the Ozarks State Park.

The difference was that this time I took my daughter. She loved the water! The waves splashing over the rocks near the Public Beach resulted in a lot of giggles!
The waves were KICKIN' :)
We decided a hike was in order and we hit Fawn's Ridge Trail (marked yellow) opting for the 1.25 mile loop.
Spring was starting to show herself in the woods near the Lake.
The hike was pretty easy, some gentle ups and downs... until the end. The steps leading back out had my happy girl a little annoyed with me, but it was worth it. Once we reached the top - 4 deer ran past us! Naturally, my camera was off and not at hand! If only I had known... isn't there a quote about hindsight? ha!
It's easy to turn off the treadmill and give up, but on a hike - not the case! 

I love our Missouri State Parks, maybe more than I love Photography! (shhh, don't tell!)

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  1. This looks like a lot of fun. the pictures are beautiful. i look forward to taking my boys on hikes when they get a little older :)

    Toni Parham

  2. I started dragging Karlene out on little hikes like this, oh my - as early as age 4 I think! Maybe a few small ones that were flat around 3... it's good. I think getting kiddos outside is so important. So, once you get into it - be ready for some "whine" time and some "fun" time and a lot of observations! I get an earfull everytime we go! Look at this, look at that! :)

  3. Great shot of Karlene! The contrast makes it look almost like a painting.