Monday, August 13, 2012

Table Rock Lake

After Ben's "party" we had a few days which included our 13th anniversary and Ben's actual birthday, a trip to see my grandma and 2 days of packing for a week long camping trip.

We met up with our most favorite camping friends, the Kendall's, at Table Rock lake in Missouri.
We had a great time, even though some of us (me - and sometimes Pete) weren't on our best behavior.

We had some really hot days, some really quick storms, and a few nights in the 50s!!!  It was crazy.
We managed to avoid the overall Branson scene, besides a few trips to town for dessert and a pretty neat river area that has an hourly "water and fire" show.

We visited the Talking Rock Caverns.  We initially thought this would be a great way to spend the hottest day, but I think we all walked away from it a little disappointed.  Cloudy was terrified and wanted to go back up, Wes wasn't sure about the entire situation, Ben was amazed for the most part.  It was 150 stairs down, where you turned around and went back up.  We decided to take the 1/2 mile nature trail to the waterfall, and when we got close, some other hikers informed us the waterfall was dry. BOOOOO!

The water at the lake was crazy clear (the way lakes are supposed to be I assume).  It was cool to see the fish swimming around us.  We spent a few days driving around the 700+ miles of shoreline exploring coves, islands, and eateries.

And on our last night we witnessed a meteor shower! Great closing to a great week camping.

Friday night MO Park Spider educational talk


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