In the heart of Missouri, there is an area that will make any vacation nice. The Ozarks. We have river after river, tall bluffs, miles of beautiful woods, and wildlife all around. You can find anything from otters and muskrats to bobcats and bald eagles. The water is clear, beautiful for under water photography. I love heading out to the rivers (just a few miles from me) to go fishing, or just hike around with the kids. For all of the tourists... Be careful! The country is beautiful and brings in a lot of tourists. The local coats know this and use it to their advantage. Tickets and probation are handed out like tourist maps.