Vacation! I got a late start on Monday, but finally got in gear and headed down towards Southeast Missouri to take a few pictures. Mostly, these were places to which I'd never been so I didn't know what to expect.
The first stop was to Grand Gulf down around Thayer. October is not the best time to see this place, I guess. If it weren't for a few puddles (mere feet in diameter) it would have been completely dry. I though it was interesting but not very pretty, and even though I hiked and scrambled the length on both the top and down deep in the bottom of the gulf, nothing really came from it photo-wise. I bet it would be really impressive in the spring after lots and lots of rain.
While I was in the area, I dropped by Mammoth Springs just over the Arkansas state line. This is a detail picture of the falls.
Near dusk, I ended up at a place called McCormack Lake. Cloud cover kept most of the color away.