Last year we had so much fun at Johnson’s Shut-Ins over Bryon’s birthday weekend, we decided to go for a repeat. Just for kicks we added in Aunt Brenda, my mom’s sister.
The Shut-Ins themselves are really cool rock formations which create fantastic pools and tiny waterfalls along the East Fork of the Black River. I totally stole this pic from the Missouri State Parks site since I didn’t take a camera along the day we played in the water. You can also find camping and day trip info there.
We stayed in their super cool cabins which are only $75 a night. We rented two cabins this time. Everyone had fun playing in water, eating, reading, playing cards and relaxing.
I started and finished Stephen King’s new book Joyland. Loved it and it was so nice to just kick back and read.
Grace won several rounds of Golf. Trust me. You don’t have to let her win. She will crush you.
We stumbled upon a couple of old mountain goats along the way.
Grace chillaxin’ in a hammock tree.
The shell of an old train depot from the days when granite was mined from this area.
Some tiny rocks.
This is such a neat place but there are still so many other Missouri parks we haven’t seen yet. Since we finally replaced out camper this month, who knows where we’ll be next.
We’re ready to see it.