Sunday, June 26, 2011

Washington, DC Youth Tour

Been on a crazy last few weeks of travel, but here are a few of my favorite images from this year's Youth Tour. Once again had a great time with several high school kids from across the state of Missouri.
Washington Monument
Amazing how the light can change from one moment to the next.
Korean War Memorial
Arlington National Cemetery
World War II Memorial

Monday, June 6, 2011

Red Bluff Recreation Area

Spent the weekend camping and fishing at Red Bluff Recreation Area along the Huzzah Creek near Steelville. This is a great place to camp. Not too many people know about it, even though it is a fairly large campground. The clear, cold waters of the Huzzah make for a great summer day swimming. The fast moving, spring-fed waters also make a for great fishing for smallmouth bass and other Ozark fish. Also take the time to checkout nearby Dillard Mill and grab a weekend meal at the Traveler's Table. Make sure to save room for some homemade Gooey Butter Cake.

Thursday, June 2, 2011


Stanley May pilots his jon boat past his sister's home that sits submerged in several feet of water. More than 130,000 acres of Missouri land was purposely flooded after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers blew portions of the Birds Point levee to activate the New Madrid Floodway in Mississippi County to alleviate pressure off the Mississippi River.

A cemetery sits under water near Charleston, Missouri.

National Guardsmen, police and firemen pull at mastiff out of the back of a U.S. Army truck near Naylor, Missouri. The dog, its owner and two kids were rescued from their home as rising floodwaters swamped the area.

A home in Butler County is inundated with floodwaters.

Workers at the Associated Electric Cooperative's New Madrid Power Plant fill sandbags in preparation to hold back floodwaters from the nearby rising Mississippi River in Marston, Missouri.