I didn't have very many guesses on the first picture I posted Wednesday, but Patti at Osage Bluff Quilter came pretty close. She was the first to identify the river with only the first picture. Patti, if you will send me your snail mail address, I'll get your gift in the mail. After giving more clues and pictures, two of my friends locally, who I might add had "insider information" came up with the correct answer. Joanne and Barb, I have your addresses. It was taken on the Katy Trail State Park - which is the longest rail-trail in the country. The park is built on the former corridor of the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad (MKT or Katy) is now 240 miles long and has 26 trail heads and two fully restored depots along the way. Part of the trail has been designated as an official segment of the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail. It is also part of the American Discovery Trail and has been designated a Millennium Legacy Trail.
It has been one of my goals to ride it from beginning to end, which I have done and still enjoy riding sections of it every summer. There are beautiful vantage points along the way that overlook the Missouri River plus many wonderful bed and breakfasts and wineries to visit. Most people spend 4 - 6 days riding and enjoying the local food, sights and history of the trail. We met people from as far away as CA, AZ, CO and the UK who heard about it and come to enjoy the wildflowers in the spring and fall foliage and cool weather during September and October.