Monday, September 07, 2020

Paddlesport for Everyone!

Missouri state parks: once you pop you just can't stop.

We met up with Zoe and Spencer at Crowder State Park for what is humorously referred to as "paddlesport".

Someone insisted on getting a standing paddle board. It was a little windy and... just seemed like an invitation for me to take a big drink. No thanks.

Earlier somebody was like “Let’s not kayak Crowder State Park” and I was like “Water you talking about?” The park and the 18-acre Crowder Lake were named after Maj. General Enoch H. Crowder, who was born in nearby Edinburg, MO.

When we could paddle no more we ditched those two and hit the next park. All's fair in love, war, and parks.

The 1868 bridge at Locust Creek Covered Bridge State Historic Site is about half as long as its name. After World War II, the course of Locust Creek was changed and the bridge spanned a dry creek bed.

I thought it was cool that this graffiti was so old that it was sort of a historical element of its own.

Checked out the crib at Gen. John J. Pershing Boyhood Home State Historic Site in Laclede, MO. He lead the American Expeditionary Forces in WW I and was the only living person to attain the six star rank of General of the Armies.

Admired the prairie grass at Pershing State Park, situated three miles west of Laclede in Linn County, Missouri. Within the boundaries of the park are two Native American burial mounds and a former village site. 

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