The river as we come up to the beach..
Okay a Missouri version of beach!Lol
A little sand, rock, shells and sticks..
Kids going in..
Spring is on the other side of the river..
Candice always at the head of the line leading..
She is the brave one!
Kyla and Kara looking for critters!..
They found them too...
And then the Not So Cute!!!
It is a harmless Northern Water snake but pretty big.
He didn't move the whole time they were over there.
Candice Jumped in!!
I soooo wished I had had my camera when she did.
Her face was priceless coming out of the water.
This spring puts out 10-12 Million gallons a day!!
It looks shallow but right at the edge its waist deep on Candice.
This is where it flows into the river.
Mixing with the slightly Warmer water..
Walking across you hit pockets of Cold and Warm.
It mixes well enough that right around the bend
at the bigger swimming hole its COLD!
Candice went off the rope swing there.
I had left my camera in the van then..
Yesterday when we got down to the river there were 3 little girls way out of sight of any adult over by the spring the oldest was Maybe 10 and they had a baby girl maybe 2 with them. My friend and I were like "You GOT to be Kidding me!" The current in this area was strong enough to sweep my feet out from under me. If that baby had fell in she would have been gone. Not to mention what it would have done to the older girls if something would have happened. And also the danger of weirdos!!
There was one place we were going to and I kept seeing one certain guy there. Come to find out he was a registered Sex offender and he goes where all the families close by go swimming. Nothing you can do to stop him from going there. Things like that make me want to smack a parent or 2. I never did see who those girls belonged too. Okay I will get off my soapbox...
My girls are gone to visit Nana and Grampie for the weekend so I am doing all the chores and being very slow about it..Lol They keep me focused and are such big helps and company I hate to see them go. But they deserve a visit with their Nana and Grampie. They get spoiled rotten there! All well that's what grandparents are for!... Or so I have been told!
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23
I hope everyone has a great weekend.. I get to enjoy some time to myself and time with Kyle. Woo hooo a date!lol