Play it, Jen

Every good movie has a piano player somewhere in the background--
sometimes seen, usually unseen.
Seldom really noticed.
The feeling, the very soul of a scene, is created by that person tinkering at the keys.
It has been said, "All the world's a stage."
Well then...Play it, Jen.

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Location: Over Yonder, Missouri

I'm a California Native transplanted to the Missouri Ozarks. I've learned how to chase cows in high heels and load hay faster than you can say "Coco Chanel." These are some of our pictures and stories of living in a land with breath-taking beauty and adventure around every bend.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Roaring River Weekend

This weekend we went down to Roaring River State Park. It is a cool place! There's this beautiful little river that comes down the canyon from a huge spring. The water is absolutely crystal clear and gorgeous! This weekend they were having a kids' fishing day. There were lots of classes and things for the kids to do. They were constantly stocking the river and pools with huge rainbow trout. There were tons of people there but everyone here is so friendly that is wasn't uncomfortable.
The fish were not biting. Very rarely would you see anyone catch a fish. The water was so clear you could see the fish swimming around. They would come right up to the shore, if I'd had a net I would have been able to catch a few.
Seth managed to catch a fish. The look on his face when he realized he had a fish on the line was priceless! He reeled it in and was so excited. The pictures of his fish are on my other camera so I will post those later. We didn't want to transport the fish for the two hour drive home so Seth gave the fish to a family that was by us.
Joe decided the fish hated him as they would swim right by his bait but not take it. He was weighing the option of fishing with a little dynamite but those pesky park rangers were everywhere and Joe figured they'd frown on his more interesting techniques.
David picked up casting right away. A little instruction and a few practice goes at it and he was a casting machine! Soon he was over aways from us fishing completely independently. He made friends with a woman who had a pack of boys fishing over that way. She was giving him little tips and tricks to try. He was having a blast!
Katie started out fishing with Poppy. They were off working away together trying to bring in a fish. She had one pick up her bait but it spit it right back out. Soon Katie decided she knew what she was doing and starting fishing on her own. I was ready to set up a "safety" permiter around behind her so nobody would get snagged on her hook while she was 'casting' (more like WINGING) her line out into the water. Amazon chick all the way!
We had a nice picnic lunch under the trees. It was a beautiful day with perfect weather. It was sunny but just a touch cool with a cool breeze blowing through the canyon. I can't get over how clean the air is out here. How clean EVERYTHING is out here. Even with all the people who were there, it wasn't all trashy or torn up, everything was nice and so pretty. It was a fun weekend.


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