Thursday, March 20, 2014


If you are hiking through the hills and valleys of the Ozarks in the spring, you need to keep in mind that when the trail crosses a creek bed, that trail may be dry at one point, and a deep stream just a few hours later.   This photo shows two of my hiking companions as we neared the completion of our hike along the Buffalo River Trail between the Highway 65 Bridge and the town of Gilbert.   What had been a dry crossing for the "pre-hike" was now anything but dry!  I am using this photo as the visual aid for one of my First Place 4 Health  ( ) memory verses that reminds us to concentrate on the "here and now", rather than worrying about the past or the future.  "Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.  Each day has enough trouble of its own."  (Matthew 6:34) .  Fortunately for our group of 4 ladies, we were able to follow along the creek to a place that was suitable for a shallower wade!  If you are interested in participating in some of these outdoor adventures in the Ozarks, sponsored by a group called "Harrison Outdoors", you can email the founder of the group at  for more information.   The Ozarks is a great place to live and to visit, so get out there and enjoy it!  I find it gives me "MILES OF SMILES"!!  Tricia