Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Kayaking At the Niangua River! Hiking at the State Park! Not me!! Karen and Kelly!!!

Karen, Kelly, my grand-daughter Sarah and her friend Chantel all went to Southern Missouri this past weekend on a hiking - kayaking fun trip!!! I have shared some of the pictures of them having a good time! The kayaking trip was on the little Niangua River. Last year we went down to Ha Ha Tonka State Park and the girls liked it so much they went back! They hiked through some of it and it wasn't so hot the two days they were there. Last year, when Nancy and I went, it turned out to be one of the hottest days of the year!!
Kelly ready for the day on the river
Karen getting ready for the Kayak trip

Sarah getting ready go into the river


Karen Chantel and Sarah

Sarah and Kelly



Chantel and Sarah

Sarah looking out at the beautiful valley

Kelly at the castle

Chantel at the castle

My grand daughter Sarah on the hiking trail

Chantel looking at the rocks

Lunch time!

Part of the springs

Kelly under the rock

Kelly hanging on a tiny branch with a drop off that was straight down! Yikes!

Karen at Ha Ha Tonka State Park


Flip Flop Floozie said...

Nice to see you blogging. i just keep trying and trying...One of these days I will get back "in the habit"..also been hard for me to read others this summer..Busy summer with my parents being here..Sandy

Love Bears All Things said...

Looks like they had a good time. Nice that two sisters can enjoy doing things like this together.
Mama Bear

Linda said...

Hi Carolyn! I like that you clarified it wasn't you that was hiking but Kelly and Karen!

Those photos and the photos of KC sure make me homesick! UGH! (Although I told Karen that water looks "icky" and I wouldn't have gone in it!)

I miss you all so much! Austin is way too far away! It's only 101 degrees here today - you should come see me! (It's a DRY heat!!! HA!)

Tell Nancy I just dropped her birthday card in the mail today so I don't know if it'll get there by Thursday but it is on the way!!!! I did NOT forget her!

I miss you heeps and love ya more!
(Your absolute FAVE!)

Denise said...

I really enjoyed the pictures, glad the girls had such a good time. I love you.

Sharon said...

I am lovinggggggg those photos, and those beautiful smiles on there faces.
Really great share
Have a beautiful day my friend :)

Melanie said...

That looks like a blast!! I'm so glad to see you back again- I've missed you. You got some great pictures!!

Mary said...


Looks like everyone is having a great time. It's great to get out for a hike and some fun on the river.

Glad to see you posting. I sure missed you when you were gone.


Shirley said...

Hi Grams, It sure looks like they had a good time. I love visiting state parks. I like the scenery and hiking...but you won't get me on the water....I can't swim and I'm afraid of the water....the only thing I have to do with the water is fishing.

PEA said...

Oh what fun they seemed to be having! My son Corey goes on canoe trips every year with a bunch of friends and he has also gone kayaking quite a few times:-) I so enjoyed looking at the pictures!! xoxo

Donetta said...

Kelly is so cute! She is so pretty and so full of life I just love the way she looks!