Sunday, October 19, 2008

St. Francios State Park: Bonne Terre, Missouri. October 2008

We wanted to go camping near our home so we decided on St. Francois State Park in Bonne Terre, about an hours drive. It was a beautiful fall weekend in eastern Missouri. Night time temps were in the 40's. We hiked about 6 miles over the weekend. The park is on the Big River, the same river that runs behind our house.
Site 109
Breakfast on the stove

Friday nights menu was chicken and rice cooked in a dutch oven, followed by turtle brownies baked in the coleman oven served with hot apple cider.

Shamus the Guardian Cat

A stroll along the Big River
Waterfall on Coonville Creek

Happy Halloween

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Chicago Marathon; October 2008

Wheelchair Racers
The Elite Woman Runners
Our nephew Brad in his first marathon
Brad waving near the end of the race