Thursday, July 28, 2022

Thursday Things - July 28, 2022

It's Thursday afternoon and I'm working up a three-pound package of turkey burger into turkey burgers and meatballs. The burgers are cooling and waiting to be packaged to go in the freezer, and the meatballs won't be far behind in doing the same. 

Scenic Overlook atop an Ozark Mountain

Amanda and Aaron and the girls ended up staying two nights at Patrick and Amber's before leaving this morning to make their way back to the city and home. 

Country Back Road

Yesterday they decided to take a day trip to visit a couple of state parks in two of the southernmost counties in our state...Big Sugar Creek and Roaring River...and invited me to tag along. 

Amanda, Aaron, Alysia, Kayla, and I Outside
the Lodge @ Roaring River State Park

Despite the fact that it was over 100 degrees, it was still a beautiful day. The sun was shining and the scenery was absolutely gorgeous. Sadly, though, the creeks and rivers were nearly dry. 

A Nearly Dry Creek Bed
@ Big Sugar Creek State Park

Roaring River

A Tiny Pool of Water Remained in This
Area of Roaring River State Park

Speaking of it being so dry, I was overjoyed to discover that it was raining when I awoke this morning, but, despite that, and despite the fact that parts of our state are getting historic flooding, here in southwest Missouri we are expected to remain in severe to extreme drought. My thoughts and prayers are with all who are experiencing both extremes, not only here in Missouri, but in other states, as well. 

Well, the meatballs are done and ready to cool, so I will be closing for now. I hope that you and yours are having a nice day and that all is well in your part of the country. Have a blessed evening.

Until next time...

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