Now that Spring has definitely made an appearance here, we've been going out and exploring more and more. I take the middle of nowhere Missouri for granted a lot, because frankly, it's easy to do it. There just isn't much around here, until the weather cooperates, that is! And then there are a lot of fun outdoor places to have adventures. (But seriously, is a Target too much to ask?) Last Friday, Brian took us onto base where there is a really beautiful caved perched high on a cliff. The littles really really loved it. And I loved it too, but I have a touch of claustrophobia, so I sat out the smaller enclosures of the cave. The cave had openings all around where we could see the river running below, and pastoral scenes of cattle and horses roaming across the river. Just a warning, there be cracks ahead. And I'm not talking about the ones in stone...
There was a large tree growing out of one of the openings. It was peaceful and serene, and we stayed for hours exploring.
Since it was on the base, we weren't too surprised to find group of soldiers in one opening of the cave. But what we weren't expecting was to hear a really motivating and engrossing speech given to the NCO's in training. It almost made me want to become an non-commissioned officer, too!
We have a number of other places on our list to explore before things go from warm and sunny to unbearably hot and humid! Where are you planning on exploring this Spring?