Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Branson, Springfield,George Washington Carver NM, Wilson's Creek NB, MO

We enjoyed our stay in the Ozarks, especially being near Roaring River State Park.  While there we also drove to Branson stopping along the way to do a lakeside trail at Table Rock State Park.  A very scenic area with a large lake and impressive dam. Branson has some nice wineries! This area grows the Chambourcin and Norton grapes among others but I particularly like these two!

We visited Big Sugar Creek State Park and walked the Ozark Chinquapin Trail there, very nice.

And we visited Wilson's Creek National Battlefield.  The Battle of Wilson's Creek in 1861 opened the Civil War in Missouri.  There were many battles and skirmishes in MO during the war.  We learn so much in our travels.  Lots of nice hiking there as well.

We also visited Springfield, the capital, where we checked out some nice breweries!

Finally, we visited the George Washington Carver NM.  Very Interesting!  Learned a lot about this important figure!

on the Lakeside Trl, Branson, with the Branson Belle in the distance

Table Rock Dam

nice scene at Roaring River
In Branson we went to Curling Vine, St. James and Mt. Pleasant wineries

Fire Tower Trl at
Roaring River SP

 Rather hard to see over the trees from this fire tower.  Probably no longer in use;)

Springfield breweries

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