Finally Fall

After several weeks of (in my opinion) too-warm weather and not very-exciting fall color, things have finally turned in the Kansas City area. This weekend has been just about perfect in terms of weather, and there’s a fair amount of fall color on the trees (it’s not Vermont at its best, but it will do).

Yesterday we decided to take advantage of the weather and headed north to Weston Bend State Park. We’d been meaning to go there for a while, but had never made it. I highly recommend it as it’s a gorgeous park with wonderful trails — and an overlook over the Missouri River where Lewis and Clark surveyed their upcoming route west. Below are some pics of river bend and fall foliage:

I’m happy to have discovered this park and also happy to have discovered that there is a MO State Parks iPhone app (also available for Android). While I didn’t get much of a chance to play with it yesterday, it looks very useful. The MO State Park system really does contain some beautiful parks that are well worth visiting any time of year. If you live in Missouri, I recommend downloading the app and picking a park to visit while the weather’s still lovely.

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