Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Lover's Leap

 Good evening everyone!
Today's post is the next stop of our recent trip.
After Bob and I left Kansas City,
we stopped in Hannibal, MO.

Today I am going to feature 
Lover's Leap.
Before I begin, I need to say that
Hannibal was the boyhood home of 
Samuel Clemens
known as Mark Twain.
The locals say that Orion Clemens,
Sam's older brother started this claim (legend). 


(You may double click on the pics to enlarge)


This high bluff which of exposed limestone
was where Orion
told the story in his newspaper.
His legend was of the Indian maiden 
who committed suicide
with her lover in order not to marry
the buck her father the chief wanted her to marry.


Its panoramic view is amazing!
Left of the river is Missouri and to the right Illinois.
But I have to admit, as Bob was driving up
I was yelling for him to stop all the way...
really YELLING
as I am deeply afraid of heights and
not knowing how we were going to get down the winding road to the top...made it even worse.
Did I mention I was yelling while holding 
on to my seat for dear life
all at the same time. Its true.
However once at the top, there was a very huge
parking lot and we were able to turn our cargo van
around with no problem.
My yelling was for naught as I was amazed once
at the top...
so sorry Bob for almost causing you a heart attack.


The city of Hannibal.
So sorry about my finger is getting in the way. 
The fence was there so you could not go off the cliff.
While up there, the beauty of it all surpassed my fear.


One of three islands near Hannibal.
Again I apologize for my fat fingers getting in the way.

Now I know there are several states that feature
a Lover's Leap legend,
however if you choose to visit Lover's Leap
in Hannibal, MO it is off of MO-79,
about 1 mile south of Hannibal.
Just don't be a scared-y-cat like I was.

Lover's Leap Blessings To All!
Janice



8 comments:

  1. What a pretty area! I too am afraid of heights I blame my mother. But I am 60 now and if I don't start getting over it I will lose out on all the great things I want to do. Trust me My husband's arm has almost been ripped out of the socket while we were on the mount Washington auto road.
    Cathy

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  2. How pretty! I'm a scaredy cat too when it comes to heights. Apparently there are a lot of us, lol! Jane

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  3. every sight has story behind it may be but this one was lovely

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  4. Beautiful views but I can identify with you yelling about the heights! I would have been a nervous wreck too!! LOL!!

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  5. Hi Janice, I love the old legends. We have one in a nearby town, I believe with a native girl also but I can't remember the legend. Fascinating! And what a view and a great experience. Poor Bob lol!! I struggle with heights myself now and have driven quite a few mountain passes out west with no guard rails. Definitely terrifying. Enjoy your trip.

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  6. Hi Janice, I love the old legends. We have one in a nearby town, I believe with a native girl also but I can't remember the legend. Fascinating! And what a view and a great experience. Poor Bob lol!! I struggle with heights myself now and have driven quite a few mountain passes out west with no guard rails. Definitely terrifying. Enjoy your trip.

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  7. Hi Janice,
    So happy you were both able to make it to the top to see the spectacular view! I have a feeling Bob knew it would be worth it to get to the top and am happy you braved it, too!!
    Hopefully there will be no more scary heights to face!
    Enjoy your week!
    Heart Hugs~
    Julie

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