Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Roaring River State Park - Day One

Saturday morning all of our kids and grandkids and my husband and I loaded up and took off for a weekend of trout fishing at Roaring River State Park in southwestern Missouri. It is about 50 miles west of Branson. We were celebrating my husbands birthday. Our boys thought this trip would make a great birthday present and it was a surprise for my husband. I had been there before as a young girl with my parents but my husband had never been there before. It took about two and a half hours for us to get to our cabins. Once there we unloaded the cars and got settled in. Our cabins were located a short distance from the trout hatchery and the river. An ideal spot in the woods.


After settling in the daughter-in-laws went into town to buy groceries that we would need for the next three days and when they got back our youngest son grilled hamburgers for supper that night. While he was grilling we girls and the grandkids went for a walk to the entrance of an underground cave where the water that feeds the river comes from. It was absolutely beautiful. The water is ice cold and is an azure blue color at the mouth of the cave.

                                            





With hungry appetites we returned to the cabin for a delicious meal of hamburgers with chips and dip.

                                                       

Once everyone was fed a few games were played by the kids and Nana (me) and the guys decided to go to the tackle store to get their fishing license. It was pitch dark outside when they left and there were no street lights to light the way out of our area where the cabin was located. Our oldest son was driving his truck when he drove off the small bridge in front of our cabin and went over.  His left front tire was hanging over the embankment with the rest of the truck still on the road. It was impossible to get the truck back on the road without some help.

The park ranger was close by and saw it happen and came over with his tractor and pulled my son's truck out. Luckily nothing was damaged and everyone was ok. So it was decided to wait until daylight to get the fishing license. With everyone tired we all went to bed because the next morning was going to come early. Stay tuned for tomorrows post of day two of our fishing trip.

Christine
                                                         

                                                            

7 comments:

Oklahoma Granny said...

What a great trip! So glad the truck and everyone was ok. It gets plenty dark when there aren't any street lights around.

Mel said...

Sounds like a fun trip. Glad the truck and everyone inside is OK.

JackDaddy said...

Wow, how scary was running off a bridge at night!!

Gloria said...

Oooh....sounds like lots of excitment on this trip! Glad for no injuries or damage.

Ninny said...

How beautiful and what fun! I say we need to go there over fall break!!!

Sis

Jeff said...

Sounds like an awesome place to go! We're going to have to put Roaring River on our list. So glad everyone was ok on the bridge!!

Miz Liz said...

What a Great place to visit!! looks like you all had tons of fun :) well other than the bridge....