Last night my boyfriend, Alex, and I went to bed ready for a mini road trip to Arkansas to go hiking, but when we woke up 3 hours later than planned we decided that driving three hours to go hiking, when it would be in the hottest part of the day, was not a great idea. So, we consulted Alex’s uncle Kelly who’s our expert on all things outdoors and the Ozarks (see his blog on outdoors in the Ozarks here), and he said we should go to Rocky Barrens Conservation Area.
Alex and I loaded our puppy up and headed out that way…. However, about three blocks away, our puppy, Brady, decided to have an accident all over my lap! I was so broke down, and we had to go back home, wash me and Brady off, change clothes, and get back on the road.
We got to the Conservation Area, and it’s in the middle of this area of homes out in Willard, Missouri, but you walk through a parking lot and back through a grove of trees. Then your back into an area of glades. This time of year there are a lot of wildflowers blooming, and they are beautiful! This was the first hiking trip that we’ve take with Brady (the pup), and he wasn’t quite conditioned for a hike like we thought we was, so we ended up carrying him most of the way. This area wasn’t exactly what I call a gorgeous area, but it was a pretty and nice little hike, and it’s always good to see what your home state has to offer.
This hike was fairly uneventful, but it was a nice little getaway! I’ll be back soon with hopefully a more exciting post! Hope everyone has a great weekend, does something fun, and their puppy doesn’t have an accident on them 🙂
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