Missouri is such a pretty state. Do you think that every state is pretty in its own way? I’ve only visited about half of our great states and as long as I’m not in the middle of a city, I’m happy just about anywhere I’ve been. Of course, Louisiana rates right up there as #1 in my book. But . . in the spirit of “bloom where you’re planted”, Missouri is pretty darned pretty!
Wednesday afternoon we drove about 20 minutes to Schell City. According to Wikipedia, in 2000, there were 286 people living in Schell City, MO. From what I saw, there must be about 10,000 cows per human there! The Schell-Osage Conservation Area has 8,633 acres.
This is just one of the lakes out there. This is also the area where Chad did most of his duck hunting. And look who’s sitting out there right smack in the middle. You might have to click on the picture to see it but it’s a duck or goose.
This “structure” was out there.
Can’t quite figure it out. The top has been scorched; the middle has been scorched and the bottom has been scorched. Weird, huh?
I’ve just finished reading Debbie Macomber‘s Heart of Texas series. I love her books. The main part of the town at Schell City reminded me of Bitter End in the books. Anyone else read the Heart of Texas series?
There’s a church up at Schell City that I needed to find because I have to go up there next week and it’s real “off the beaten path” so Vince and I drove around til we found it so I’d know where to go. Chad hangs out up there with one of his good friends but he’d never told me how to get there. We found it. We also found a few interesting sights.
These two little white calves had been playing for a few minutes. They were so cute! No, I don’t want a cow . . unless he’s in my freezer.
By the time we finished all our running around, had a gourmet meal at Taco Bell (one of my favorite places . . really!) and stopped at the grocery store, this is what greeted us as we turned back onto the street.
I love my town!