I'll let the photos (and some words :) tell the story of our day (or at least part of it!) . . . .
The picnic shelter where we had lunch and talked for awhile
Then we were off to hike the "Natural Bridge Trail" . . . .
The Natural Bridge
Joy, Elyse, Me, and Leah
The other side of the natural bridge
On the trail again - this was a fun one!
Me doing one of my favorite things :)
A wildflower along the way
The first trail
Joy and Elyse . . . enjoyed spending time with you both!
Looking out towards the cliffs on which the 'castle' sits
The remains of the 'castle' in the distance
Me, Mom and Leah
Some of the leaves are changing colors! Fall is here . . . .
Leah and Mom on the "Watertower Trail"
And the Watertower
Scenes like this remind me more of the southwest instead of Missouri!
Me, Elyse and Joy
Looking down from the trail
Joy, Mom, Leah and Elyse at one of the overlooks
The view . . . it definitely looks like the Ozarks with all the trees!
The Carriage House
The remains of the castle
Joy and Elyse
So enjoyed spending time with these special ladies (and Mom, too! [who was taking the picture])
There were quite a few of these little lizards scurrying around by the castle. This one was running around the tree away from me and then froze letting me snap this photo of him.
Mom and Leah in one of the castle windows
On the trail back to where we had parked