Rivers are special places for me. Living in Missouri, I am ever mindful of the beauty and the power of our nation’s two greatest rivers, the Missouri and the Mississippi.
There is something extra special about the joy of a lazy picnic by the river, the viewing of birds at one of our many protected wetland areas, and even of crossing over one of these two rivers on one of its magnificent bridges. But the rivers also carry power, and the memories of the flood of ’93 will last a very long time. These two mighty waterways set the tone of life in the region in which I live.
So, I was so excited to finally get to the place I have wanted to see for many years, the place where these two rivers meet. The picture above shows the exact spot where the Missouri River joins the Mississippi, and the two rivers continue their journey all the way to the Gulf of Mexico…and I was standing right there!
Daggi Dinkelschnitte said:
It’s not still the Columbia River with the most water of all North American rivers?
The Columbia River is second, right behind the Mississippi.
Crooked Tracks said:
I think the places where rivers meet are special. I also like the “water” photo in your header 🙂
Thank you! The header picture is of sunrise on the Missouri River at St. Charles.