The Lake of the Ozarks is the largest man-made non-flood control lake in the United States. That is where we spent our weekend. Good food, good friends, and water all around. It was so relaxing.
A fast and exhillerating boat ride in the afternoon, was followed by a lot of laughter and story telling, a great supper, and then a moonlit put put ride in the evening. As we slowly skimmed across the waters, we were able to make out the Big Dipper, Little Dipper, North Star, Milky Way and even saw some shooting stars. Wow. What a gorgeous night we had.
Jim and Gerard just chillin’
The sky was a gorgeous blue, lined with feathery clouds. Another trip through these waters, when the rich color of the Fall season is on display, is definitely in order.
There are several “million dollar coves” on the Lake.
The understatement of the day was when Patti said: “There is a lot of money on this Lake”
Condos and houses dot the hillsides that only a few short years ago were home to deer and other wildlife.
This man-made waterfall amazed me. They are actually four of them pumping water over the bluffs of their property.
Some of the shore lines are still pristine to the naked eye, but I’ll guarantee that if there is a way to get a road into these hillsides, there is a house lurking behind those trees.
This condo project is a dream gone bad. So far it has sat unfinished for two years. The number of homes for sale was staggering.
Our destination was HaHa Tonka State Park. Sitting high on the bluffs is an old burned out castle built in the early 1900’s. The boat slips were too small for us to dock at the Park. I’ll do a post on HaHa Tonka sometime soon. It will be a wonderful Fall day trip.
“Don’t worry little guy. I won’t run you down. Trust me….”