Shell Knob, Missouri

A tribute to warmer days…

In the late summer Staford and I decided to pack up the van and enjoy the last few days of warm(ish) weather. The drive to the small lake town of Shell Knob was only an hour and a half away. We passed lots of small bait shops and farms with baby cows running and playing. Campbell Point Campground was more crowded

than other places we’ve stayed, but we were happy with our shady spot. The first night was cold. We bundled up, lit a cozy candle, and watched a movie. Early the next morning we took a walk around the campground in the brisk air. The path led us to Table Rock Lake. The water looked sparkly and the trees were already different

different shades of orange, yellow, and red for fall. Later we went down to the marina. There was a small store where we bought ice cream bars and enjoyed them by the water. That afternoon we took a nap with the van doors wide open to let the breeze through- one of my favorite camping activities.

Before the sun went down we spread out a soft blanket under the tall trees. The ground smelled like crunchy leaves and pine needles. The birds were chirping and the crickets were starting to talk. And of course

we had a fire and ate too many s’mores like we always do. I felt so thankful for the opportunity to relax and rejuvenate out in nature. Sometimes I forget how healing it can be to spend time outside. Cooking outside,

reading outside, just living life outside feels good! With these short, cold days I’ve been missing warmer weather. I hope you feel the warmth of your own summer memories. Thanks for reading Into Nature!

Published by Into Nature

Traveling the world with my husband and two dogs. Our purpose is to get into nature and explore, create, and relate.

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