We took a field trip to what had been billed as the Missouri Prairie Foundation exhibition and board meeting near Cole Camp. We walked Elray around on the prairie, but we never got in contact with MPF, although there was a lot of conservation dept. stuff there.
On the way back, we stopped at the Bothwell Lodge State Historic Site, something we had never seen but driven by numerous times. We walked around the mansion, and walked Elray along a trail. It was almost like orienteering, very rocky and treacherous in places. Also, we were supposed to be following the red blazes, but somehow got on a different trail and our half-mile ended up being more like a mile and a half. Then we drove home. The best part was that Elray did not stress out in the car like she usually does.