Sometimes, not going with the flow has its advantages. Having a handicapped traveler along for the trip to Missouri was an impediment for those able to walk normal distances and speeds along the U MO campus trail. But my (temporary?) disability–plantar fascitis–gave me the excuse I needed to stop and explore the creek while everyone else walked on, to retrieve me on their pass back that way. The geology of that area (Columbia) is so different from what I’m used to, and creeks are …

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