I love September in Missouri! Not only is it the beginning of fantastic color and cooler days, it's also a month of conferences for me.
Next week, we'll visit Columbia, Missouri, for the Missouri Outdoor Communicators Conference. I'm looking forward to spending some time on the Katy Trail, visiting the MU campus, sampling some well-known restaurants including Shakespeare's Pizza, seeing other outdoor writers and learning something new.
My fingers itch for my camera just thinking about the opportunities I'll have. A high point of the conference will be a photography workshop by well-known outdoor photographer, Ron Kruger. I plan to soak up some pointers.
A couple of my pre-conference photos will have to do for now. Did I mention I love Missouri?
Last year's conference was in Hannibal and we had a marvelous time. Among other activities, we fished on Mark Twain Lake, ate at some enjoyable restaurants and visited Clemens Field (you guessed it, so named for Mark Twain). During WWII, the field served as a prisoner-of-war camp and today is host to a collegiate league team.