The weather was rainy, hot and muggy for the first couple of days, with lots of fog and mist. They have had flooding north of here in Missouri, and much more rain than the locals are accustomed to. On Wednesday it cleared and the weather turned cooler. It was glorious!
The next morning we were surprised to find a gently flowing stream with gravel bars and small islands of vegetation like are shown in the first photo above. Rue thought this bench overlooking the river was put there just for her.
The water is cold, and well-stocked with trout from the fish hatchery across the street. We took a tour of the hatchery, including this kids' “catch and release” area just below,
where we saw these beauties!
We were having so much fun that we spent several more days than planned at Quarry Park. Mountain Home was just 15 minutes away, and we took full advantage of their lovely dog park and easy access to shopping.
The small, dark brown one, however, was not a happy camper and did not come up to visit. He approached the roan mule with head low and ears laid back. The situation quickly deteriorated, and kicks were exchanged.
Fortunately no blows landed and they soon went back to grazing.
We spent a couple of hours in the park admiring the spring and the historic hydroelectric plant and dam. Then it was back to camp to get ready for the next adventure.
On Sunday, we joined the small congregation of Thee Salesville Bible Church for worship services.
We feel blessed that in addition to the worship service, we were privileged to join the congregation in the Baptism of a new member of their congregation. We felt very much at home in their church, and look forward to joining them for services the next time we are in the area.