Roubidoux Spring Path Missouri Ozarks

Adventure Travel: Missouri Ozarks Roubidoux Spring

Prior to the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse, I met my family at a hotel in St Robert, Missouri. We found a really nice hotel for only $50 a night, perfect for a quick stay. We arrived around 6pm and wanted to explore the area a little bit. Since St Robert is in the Missouri Ozarks, I googled trails in the area to see what our options were. I saw that Roubidoux Spring was less than a ten minute drive away, so we decided to check it out.

We arrived to find a nice sized stream. It had rained a bunch in recent days so that water levels were high. The water was brown with random bursts of blue/green that were beautiful. We read the signs and found out that the stream was part of the path of the Trail of Tears, and that it is a prominent location for trout fishing.

Roubidoux Spring

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The path from the parking area to the spring was short. I was a little disappointed because I wanted to walk more after being in the car all day, but the path itself was beautiful. In the following picture you can clearly see how blue/green the water was. I had a weird realization that the water, trees, and current reminded me about a place that I had dreamed about.

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Above is a picture of the spring when we first arrived. We touched the water and were surprised by how cold it is. It maintains a temperature below 60 degrees in the summer. Since it was so hot in Missouri (90-100 degrees and SO HUMID every day) we decided to head back to the hotel and grab our swim suits. The picture below is an accurate representation of the color of the spring when we returned.

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Getting in the water was a bit difficult because of how cold it was, but we had a really great time.

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We met a nice little kid (you can see him at the end of the video) who told us that although the signs suggested otherwise, it was “completely safe” to jump in. Jumping into the water was an incredible experience because the force of the spring pushed you right back up to the top and out of the way.

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In the above photo you can see the mist rising up from the water, since it was about 30 degrees cooler than the air.

We had an amazing experience at Roubidoux Springs and I can’t wait to return to the Missouri Ozarks.

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Beautiful Spring Flowers

My flower obsession gets more real every year. Here are a few that I have seen on walks during breaks at work.

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These little babies are so tiny and delicate!

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Just beautiful. I don’t have a favorite flower, but I do love seeing these more and more every spring! Do you have a favorite?

Review: Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino

Listen. I don’t usually like to latch onto a trend on day three, but my friend dragged me into Starbucks and what else was I supposed to do?

I do have to admit that I felt ashamed of my actions. There was a giggle of teenage girls also in Starbucks, and not a single of them walked out of the shop with a unicorn drink.

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We tried really hard to get a cute selfie with our unicorn drinks. The wind was not participating.

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It’s definitely as pretty in real life as it is on the internet. I was a little mad that the barista didn’t add more of the blue to mine, but it was enough. I loved the pink and was especially in love with all the glittery stuff on top of the whipped cream.

The flavor was really just as boring as everyone has said. It definitely tastes like a creamsicle, but without the orange flavor. It’s just cream. And then while you’re drinking it, you get tinges of sweet and sour. There is no actual flavor to point to, which made the drink itself quite bland.

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I was excited to get to the bottom of the drink so that I could at least enjoy the whipped cream.. But the colorful sprinkles on top were very sour. It was hard to enjoy the cream while cringing.

Fortunately, the topping was the prettiest part so at least there was a lot of enjoyment to be had from looking at it.

All in all, I would not recommend actually purchasing/consuming the unicorn frappuccino at Starbucks. However, go ahead and click on hashtags and look at pictures, because it’s very beautiful, colorful, and hey, UNICORNS.

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I may have tried to hide the drink inside my purse while walking around the square.