An old ranger buddy of mine recently purchased a nice home about five miles from Montauk State Park and the headwaters of the Current River. He was gracious enough to invite myself and a couple of other park employees down for a stay.
Just down the road from his place is an old abandoned church in the woods.
This is the old mill at Montauk State Park.
While out on a drive to do some business with Akers Ferry Canoe Rental I came across this old truck abandoned under a large tree.
Down at the river we interrupted two Common Banded Water Snakes in the middle of spring passion. They seemed irritated for some reason.
Down the road a bit from Jim's place was this magnificient old barn. Most of the old oak Ozark barns have met their end. It is harder and harder to find these beautiful structures.
While the rest of the group went to go golfing, Jim and I took a road trip. We found this amazing old house. It is much bigger than the usual and may have been a hotel or boarding house.
Next I took Jim over to see Rocky Falls, one of my favorite locations in the Missouri Ozarks.
Then we went and checked out the Kelpzig Mill and Shut-Ins.