Monday, April 30, 2012

Birthday Part 4

After we went hiking at Elephant Rocks,Johnson's Shut-ins  and Taum Sauk Trail we finally went to our cabin,  Lilac's Edge.

 Hummingbird Hideaway (sleeps up to 7 people!).

Lilac's Edge. :)

It was really nice...

it came with a microwave, a toaster oven, a coffee maker and a mini fridge!

Our friends who own Lilac's Edge and Hummingbird Hideaway came up with a REALLY awesome idea! You build a fire, then put a giant hollow log on it and stick bamboo into it. The bamboo reacts with an EXTREMELY loud BANG!!

It was, SOOOO cool!!

The glowing embers.

The aftermath...

More logs waiting to be burned.

We stayed one night at the cabin and got home just in time for church. It was the best birthday EVER!!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Birthday Part 3

After Elephant Rock andJohnson's Shut-ins we hiked Taum Sauk trail to Mina Sauk Falls! It was a loooong hike!! But a lot of fun!

Ready to go!!


This is what the trail looked like at first.:(  The description had said to prepare yourselves for a rough and rugged climb. :P *we laughed*...

...until we saw this...

It got VERY rocky.

It's kinda hard to see in this picture but it was EXTREMELY rocky!!
After a while the canopy opened up.

About halfway down the trail we were rewarded with this spectacular view!

So beautiful!!

The rocks just kept getting bigger!!

We spotted these little flowers.

Like I said they didn't get any smaller.

Almost there!!

Finally at the highest waterfall Missouri Mina Sauk Falls. *sigh*

Dad climbed down to the bottom of the falls

Some parts of the trail had to be cut out of solid rock!!

We were both very tired and hungry once we were finished. But it was a lot of fun! 

P.S. In Birthday Part 2 I made a mistake. Where my dad jumped off it was not 30 feet it was 50!! 

Next, Lilac's Edge and "The Hollow Log"

Monday, April 16, 2012

Birthday Part 2

After Elephant Rocks we went to Johnson's Shut-ins. It was a TON of fun!
Here are the pictures!
Heading down the trail...

almost there!

After a while the trail turned into a board walk.

We made it!

No I'm not sitting on a waterfall it's a log!

This is where my dad would jump into the water when he was a kid! Approx. 50 foot drop from the top!! It was free then but now it costs $500 and ejection from the park (a little pricey for one jump)!

It was so beautiful!

It's a... Josiahhopper!  :D

The stick I'm holding was cut by a beaver!

We had a great time!!!

Next, Taum Sauk Trail and Mina Sauk Falls!!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Birthday Part 1

Today is my birthday and instead of having a get together, my Dad and I went to Lesterville MO and stayed at a friends cabin. On the way there we stopped to hike at three locations. The first was Elephant Rocks.
Our first glimpse!

Dad, hitting the rocks.

He made it!

Dad likes to climb

Cool!! A cave *insert suspenseful music here*

So we investigate, and find that it is only two rocks. Phew! No need to worry about bears!

like my elephant? :D


Genesis 1:1

  In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

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