A Stop at Irish Wilderness

My momma’s life celebration was at the end of May, and I hadn’t seen my dad since. You want to talk about homesick!! Oh my, I’ve been homesick….

Timing finally worked out, so yesterday, my kiddo and are started our 8 hour drive to my parent’s house in my hometown.

Near the beginning of our journey, we stopped at a place called, ”Irish Wilderness.” We’ve been there a few times, but I guess I forgot how amazing being there is.

Gorgeous isn’t a big enough word for that place. Stunning is more like it.

When I stepped out of my truck yesterday, there was zero noise. I mean, none! I tried to hear a sound, but couldn’t. Absolutely nothing.

I can’t even begin to tell you how freeing and healing that ”no noise” was. I mean, a couple of Saturdays ago, I was crying about my momma loss at that restaurant. Restaurants are busy places. There is noise.

My own house has been a haven for healing, its pretty quiet there, but the Irish Wilderness definitely knows how to do quiet. I’m pretty sure, if there was a trophy for quiet, it would win.

Here are some of the pictures I took:

trail sign at Irish Wilderness
clouds on the water at Irish Wilderness
path to the trailhead at Irish Wilderness
bliss at Irish Wilderness
lily pads on Camp Five Pond Irish Wilderness

It’s funny how ’homesick’ can lessen a bit, when we step into nature. Irish Wilderness has a calm and serene feel. If you are in the Van Buren Missouri area, it’s definitely worth a stop.

We made it to my dad’s last night. It’s great to be home.

Thank you for reading!


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6 thoughts on “A Stop at Irish Wilderness

    • Thank you- I bet you would like it at Irish Wilderness. Before we left there, I thanked the birds, etc for letting us visit their place. :) It’s very nature, less people there. Thank you, we had a nice trip up here. Took roads less traveled. Saw lots of farms.

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  1. Glad you made it there safe and sound. Nature is very soothing, and I’m glad you found comfort at Irish Wilderness. I have never heard of this place, so I am glad to know about it, too. I hope you have a wonderful visit with your dad.

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    • Hi Betty. Thank you. We made pretty good time. We took some new to us highways. Made it to Kansas City right at 5 pm- rush hour! Ha ha. Thank you- it’s wonderful to be home. Hope your trip is going great.

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