The Elephant in the Room

About a mile of paved trail in Elephant Rocks State Park leads through a field of giant pink granite boulders that are approximately 1.5 billion years old. Some stand over 20 feet tall and weigh 600 tons. They were formed from molten rock as it bubbled up from the earth and cooled. The row of …

Escape to the Shut-Ins

I had previously heard of Johnson’s Shut-ins State Park, and that it was very popular, but I really didn’t know exactly what a “shut-in” even was or why I would want to visit. But, it was one of the destinations for my dad and I on our 2020 Show-Me September Adventure. The shut-ins are a …

Wild Horses Couldn’t Drag Me Away

On the first day of the road trip, I had planned some sightseeing that was on the way to our destination. As we headed east on Highway 60, we drove through several small towns, including Mansfield, MO, the home of my favorite author, Laura Ingalls Wilder, who wrote the “Little House” series of books about …

Show-Me September Adventure

A year ago at this time, my dad and I were on a major road trip through the western United States. It was not so “bad” as we cruised through the Badlands, took our time through Mount Rushmore, drank the world’s freshest water in Montana, breathed the alpine air of Glacier National Park, explored the …

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