Ready for Trout Fishing Maramec Spring Park

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Maramec Spring Park is one of the most beautiful spots to be found in Missouri, and the Park contains the fifth largest spring in the state. Maramec Spring Park is privately owned and operated by The James Foundation.
I went on a little road trip to see how amazing Maramec Springs Park which did not disappoint me. Beautiful,So much to do with the family such as camping ,fishing and walk thru the large park along the the river.
If you Like trout fishing this is your place.Trout fishing starts March 1 ,2017 . I will be there to photograph. Can Not wait..

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Haunting’s in St. Louis It is Halloween Time

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The Lemp Mansion

The Lemp Mansion, now a restaurant and bed and breakfast, is considered among the most haunted buildings in the United States. Members of the Lemp family, each dying under tragic circumstances, remain in the mansion. William J. Lemp, founder of Lemp Brewery, purchased the mansion for his family in 1876. In 1901, William’s favorite son, Frederick Lemp, died under mysterious circumstances. Three years later, William J. Lemp, still grieving for his son, committed suicide. William J. Lemp, Jr. then became president of the Lemp Brewery and committed suicide 18 years later. His son, William Lemp III, died of a heart attack in 1943 at 42 years of age. William Jr.’s brother, Charles, also committed suicide. The ghosts of the Lemp Mansion are documented by numerous paranormal investigations.

 

We all remember the movie the “Exorcist ” this was based off it.

Alexian Brothers Hospital was originally located 3933 S. Broadway in St. Louis, MO. It has since been demolished and the hospital was rebuilt at its present location. In 1949, the exorcism that was the basis of William Peter Blatty’s novel “The Exorcist” occurred at Alexian Brothers Hospital in St. Louis, MO. The exorcism was performed on a 13-year-old boy, Robbie, whose parents brought him to St. Louis after months of dealing with the boy’s terrors. The exorcism was successful; however, when Robbie left Alexian Brothers Hospital, the room he had stayed in was permanently locked. Although the Alexian Brothers kept it secret, hospital workers involved in the case shared information about the things they heard and saw during the several-week ordeal. Notably, cold air emanated from the locked room, even though the hospital was warm everywhere else. Electrical problems plagued the surrounding rooms. After some time, the entire section of the hospital where the exorcism took place was closed. Alexian Brothers Hospital was demolished after a new hospital was built at 2645 Keokuk Street.

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Zombie Road

On the bluffs above the Meramec River, there is a 2.3-mile stretch of old railroad tracks known as Zombie Road. The area surrounding Zombie Road once contained one of the largest Native American mound cities, and became a trail used by settlers crossing the country. The road was used by the Union Army during the Civil War, and last used by trucks from a quarry that closed in 1970. Zombie Road is famous for its “shadow people,” ghostly apparitions that watch the thrill seekers walking the dark trails.

http://www.paranormaltaskforce.com/zombiephotos4.html

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St Louis History “The Social Evil Hospital ” Found Very Interesting

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September 26, 1872 – 142 years-ago today, the Social Evil Hospital opened in St Louis. Shortly after the Civil War, the StL Police Chief estimated that there were 5,000 prostitutes working in the city, & on July 10, 1871, the St Louis City Council passed the “Social Evil” ordinance, authorizing the Board of Health to license and regulate prostitutes. It
allowed prostitution, as long as the woman worked in an established house, & didn’t market her services on the street.
In addition, she had to have a weekly medical exam. The $6 monthly fee paid for this exam went to build what became known as the Social Evils Hospital. Originally designed to hold 30 patients, it would be enlarged to have a capacity of 300, many of whom suffered from venereal disease. When the ordinance was revoked in 1874, its name was changed
to “The Female Hospital”. In the roughly three-years the ordinance was in effect, 2,052 prostitutes had been registered. Within a few months of the ordinance’s passage, many women refused to register. Some claimed the fees were too high. Others objected on the grounds that they shouldn’t be required to register for something which was their right. Within a
year, the number of registered women dwindled by 50%. In 1873, 766 women registered, of which two-thirds claimed to have become prostitutes by choice, 18% were motivated by poverty, & the remainder claimed a variety of reasons; including “seduced”, “family trouble”, “abandoned by husband” & “bad company”. Of the registered prostitutes, 14% were
married.
The Female Hospital was torn down in 1914, & is now the site of Sublette Park, Arsenal & Sublette.
The Female Hospital was the birthplace of world-famous singer/dancer Josephine Baker.

Missouri’s Natural Beauty

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Well visited one of my favorite place to go which is Pickle Springs Park in St.Genevieve Missouri which also is very close to Farmington ,Missouri. 

 Explore a geological wonderland that is a National Natural Landmark.

 View scenic waterfalls and cool box canyons that harbor unusual plants and animals.

 Enjoy the blossoms of rose azalea along the sandstone valley in the spring.

 This scenic natural area contains all sorts of fascinating sandstone rock formations including box canyons and wet weather waterfalls. The sandstone rock here is the Lamotte sandstone that was formed from sandy beaches of a shallow ocean that existed here 500 million years ago. 

Missouri has so much to offer as far as beauty of nature and wildlife. 

 

Sandy Creek Cover Bridge in Missouri

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Well, I got to get out a little bit during the snow storm and very cold temps. I only went one place as it was just to cold. I am ready for spring. Don’t get me wrong I love snow , just not the extreme cold temps. Hope you enjoy!

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                                                         Just wanted to see Red

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                                I just love this one with the ice and the snow just glistening:)

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                  I wanted to capture the detail of the sun shadows and the foot prints in the snow.

Beautiful Autumn Colors

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I am just so ready for beautiful colors and weather. The Autumn season is my favorite time of the year.

Captured at Brynesmill, Mo. 2012

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Capture at a near by Lake 

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Capture at Washington State Park in Missouri

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This one of my favorite! Artist capturing a Artist on the Old Byrnesville Mill Bridge

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Old Chevy Truck 1950’s

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I just love this vintage trucks. Hope you ENJOY! as much as I have.

FUN FACTS :

The 1950 model year brought about the end of the postwar seller’s market. Now, suddenly, America‘s insatiable appetite for anything on wheels came to an abrupt halt. Buyers were starting to pick and choose again (though they would make 1950 a record-setting year for car and truck purchases, spurred on to some degree by the start of war in Korea). Trucks had sold well during the previous four years, and Chevrolet had topped the market; total Chevy truck registrations had reached 345,519 by ’49. But with buyers now in control, Detroit recognized that the sales race was about to heat up. 
Even so, not much changed on 1950 Chevrolet trucks. Horsepower and torque did increase by two on the Thrift-Master, to 92 horsepower at 3,400 rpm and 176 pound-feet at 1,000-2,000 rpm, thanks mainly to a revised Rochester carburetor and slightly bigger exhaust valves. Tubular rear shocks became standard, and the three-quarter-ton pickup now used eight-leaf front springs.

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My Photography of Rivers in Missouri NATURE ROCKS

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As a Photographer I am always looking for a great places to take pictures. I have spent the day on the Meramec River and the Mississippi also Joachiem Creek here in Missouri.  Here are a few photos of my  fun! 

Theses are captured at the Mississippi River overlook from the Trail of Tears Park in Cape Giradeau Mo.

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These are taken Joachim Creek In Mo which runs right into the Meramec River.

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“Mississippi Kite” Raptors Rare Moment Caught

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My Picture of the Day!! A rare  moment in my yard. We were outside doing gardening and we heard this weird sounding birds. We looked up in the trees and there they were. Two large birds that we did not know or ever seen before. Sent pictures to Wildlife Bird Sanctuary here in Missouri via Facebook. They gave me  a name “Mississippi Kites” Not common in this area. So , exciting for me that I captured this rare moment with them. They are Beautiful!! They are here to Mate. The pictures show that they are madly in Love LOL 🙂           I was Lucky today!!                                                

  A Kite is a Raptor . It is in the Hawk Family . 

http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Mississippi_Kite/id

Thank you!!!! Wild Bird Sanctuary of Missouri

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I have been Nominated “The Versatile Blogger Award”

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 I have been nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award!  Sweet!  Tis so excites me!   More about the award here.
I have responsibilities, and I drop the ball sorry! I did not know I had to pass on! So I am told, so here goes. .  Thank the person who gave you the nomination. 
Thanks to http://frommomentstomemories.wordpress.com/.  Love your Blog very much!  .
 I have to share 7 things about my self !ugggg I am not good at talking about myself So here it goes!!
1.  I am married for 28 years  whew!!! I know long time these days LOL 
2.  I love photography  Ya Think??? 🙂
3.  I work full time,at trying to find a job that makes me happy. I worked at the local shelter for dogs and cats ,but to physical  hurt my back so ,I had to quit :((( That is my Love Animals!!
4.  I miss Patrick Swayze !!! He was my favorite actor:(
5. Oh  I LOVE ANIMALS Did I say that 🙂
6.  I am not a good writer so that is why I take pictures!! So if you all see grammar errors, PLEASE  just ignore 
7.  JESUS ROCKS!
Well I am glad that over !!
 Now I am supposed to nominate 5 other blogs for the award.  Then go back to their blogs and tell them!  Whew!  
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My Adventure in Pickle Springs Natural Area Rock Climbing Walking Trails and Natural Springs

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The adventure today was so incredible! Who new going out today hiking would take me through time. I laugh now because who knew that a 2 mile hike would feel like 10 miles because of the terrain. Boulders and rocks,cliffs and springs that were all over Crawling in and out , Through narrow rock walkways and cavelike walk ing paths with the coldest water dripping down. JUST BEAUTIFUL! YOU JUST NEVER KNEW WHAT WAS NEXT…

I will wake up tomorrow feeling my adventure lol… Here are some facts and some fun pictures of my hiking fun. 

This is a Natural  Spring  and ends up into this beautiful pond of crystal clear water.


 

 

                   

                                                             IF YOU LOOK CLOSE IT ALMOST LOOKS LIKE A TURTLE 

                                                                       

Almost forgot “Me” Crawling LOL:)    

THE TOP OF THE MOUNTAINS !! MADE IT! YEAH!

                                                                 

 

 

 

                                                                                    


Ok! I have to Brag!! I won 3rd Place in The Rural Missouri Magazine “Sandy Creek Cover Bridge” “Historical Missouri” The Best of Rural Missouri 2011

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http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201201/index.php?startid=18  HERE IS THE ONLINE MAGAZINE LINK

I woke up last Friday morning to find a package in the door. I open it up and the letter stated that I had won 3rd place . You could imagine what came next… Thats right a big scream YEAH!! It came with a very nice Certificate and DVD with the Preview to the magazine. I did win a gift card as well. I was just so happy:) Then they sent me a bunch of copies by UPS. That was a great day!!!