After we said good byes to Chuck and his family we did a day trip in the beautiful Ozark Riverways area.
At first we visited Big Spring that is the largest in Missouri and one of the largest Spring in the world with a daily average flow of 286 million gallons.The water boils from the base of a dolomite bluff and travels nearly 1000 feet before feeding into the Current River.
Big Springs National Park also offers 123 family sites ,some with electrical hook ups,Historic Cabins and a lodge.
This also was a great place for our midday picnic,it was very quite with almost no people around although it was a Sunday, we loved it.
Our next stop was promising…at least the name was-Rocky Falls, finally I thought a real Waterfall in Missouri with water..but as we got the the place we found it crowded and it fit a description of Cascade more than Falls, but is was very nice to swim in it and cool off.
Our last stop was at the Blue Spring , and I did not “play “ with the picture –it is BLUE and very deep,if the Statue of Liberty would be standing here the torch would be under the water….
From the TH it is only 1/2 mile to this jewel, and here again we were almost alone ,maybe every one was in the Cascades????
Any how we wondered around for a while taking it all in ,the colors,the peaceful atmosphere and the cool waters in great pleasure.
The waters were so still it made it possible to create a fantastic reflection
Another great day….