We were going to hike the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge, which once carried traffic over the Mississippi River as part of legendary Route 66. Legends live to die. The bridge remains open to foot and bike traffic, but the parking lot is closed except for special events.
We then made our way to the Columbia Bottom Conservation Area and ventured toward the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers. Alas, the road was closed due to high water.
An excellent example of a bored walk. I'm guessing the turtles weren't bored.
So we then went to the Visitors Center, but the greeter, who must have been on his way out, said it was also closed.
To make matters worse he flopped down on the wall and said…
"Guess you're out of luck." After which, he just smirked.