Monday, January 22, 2007

You asked for it, Judy

I was asked in a comment where the Missouri River is, in relation to my house. 

The yellowish dot is where I live.  The red dots mark the roads where I turn to go to the river.  Often, I'll ride down on one road and back on the other.

I also cross the highway and ride south quite often.  I live in an ideal area for horseback riding! 

The elevation at our house is 864; at the highest spot in the pasture, it's 880; and at the railroad track, it's 751.  So if you walk from the highest elevation to the lowest, you get quite a workout. 


lanurseprn said...

Wow that river is bigger than I thought.

lorinokla said...

Wow! how cool. Your lucky to live near the MO river, its beautiful.

The Arkansas River is about 25 miles from me.

The last time I was in St. Louis (May06) we went on another tourist expedition to the Arch and then we rode a riverboat tour on the Mississippi. MO is a gorgeous state

firestormkids04 said...

That's wonderful. You are so close! Some years ago at a different spot, I dipped my bicycle tire in the Missouri and rode that bike scross Iowa to the Missippi.  The ride was called the RAGBRAI. Lots of fun/good food.  Blessings, Penny

rollinghillsides said...

Wow, thanks for the amazing picture.  The river is really wide, isn't it.  Yep .. you are a lucky lady alright, able to saddle up Blue and ride all over that beautiful coutryside (when the weather cooperates of course).  I enjoy seeing all the geometric patterns the crops have made on the river bottom land.   Judy

mutualaide said...

Great picture and very interesting!

gaboatman said...

This is just plain cool!