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Shortly before the real deep freeze descended on the region, and on the day my mother left to go home to England, I drove out to near Weldon Spring. I found a road that led down to both the Katy Trail State Park and directly to the Missouri River itself.

It was another road I have driven past dozens of times in the past, and never taken time out to explore. I keep finding these – it makes me wonder if I ever open my eyes!

Nonetheless, here it was and with another expansive and unspoiled view of the Missouri River, illuminated by the hazy bright winter sun. It was a little too cold to hang about, but still spent some time watching the water flow.