Friday, November 4, 2011

Day Trip to Louisiana (Missouri, that is)

We've been wanting to go to Louisiana, Mo to visit the studio of artist John Stoeckley for quite some time.
Last Wednesday was tailor made for just such a short road trip.  What a great day we had!

If you click on the link above, you can see some of John's art work - Reflections of Missouri.  We live in a beautiful State, and it always makes me smile with pride when someone honors that beauty in works of art.  Since we have visited many of the places he showcases, we stood and drooled for a very long time.  John was the only other person in the shop and spent as much time as we wanted with us, just visiting, answering questions, and telling stories. 

An extra bonus of this trip is Louisiana, MO itself.  What a pretty little sleepy town.  If you would like to see more, just click on the video below, sit back, and enjoy!


That corgi :) said...

Absolutely gorgeous area, Deanna!! I loved the video; what a cool place to go for the day trip. That mural had lots of work in it! very talented artist Mr. Stoeckley is!

I think I would have enjoyed a resting place like that too! So peace and tranquil and breathtaking with the view around!

Thanks for sharing your day with us!


Funny in My Mind said...

I am really enjoying the beauty in our fall this year.
You take the best day trips.
We need to do that more often.

Queenie Jeannie said...

Sounds fabulous!! I love day trips!

ChicagoLady said...

I bet it was a beautiful drive to Louisiana. What a wonderful way to spend the day! Loved the video you put together.

Journaling Woman said...

Gee, I've never been. I wonder where that is from my part.

Missouri is so cool it has Mexico, California, and Louisiana.


Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

I've never been to Louisiana. That's another place to put on my to-go list. I love river towns and the views on your video are beautiful! Nice video, Deanna!
Enjoy your weekend.

Intense Guy said...

I think I like this Louisiana better than the "other Louisiana"!

Move over on that bench... I want to sit with you and look at "old man river" go flowin' by.


Toriz said...

Sods like you had a great day out! :)

Rita said...

What an enchanting old town! Loved the video and the music, too.

The artist!! OMG! What detailed, beautiful work! Pen, ink, and watercolor--my favorite combination of mediums. He is so talented. I spent a long time looking at his paintings and barely touched the surface. Wow! I can see why you wanted to meet him and how exciting that the place was empty so you got to spend time with him and hear some stories!! A perfect day trip, I'd say! :)

Texas Gal said...

Is that between Springfield and Jeff City cause I've alway wanted to go up that way when I've gone to Branson..May just have to do that some day :)

Beautiful My dad had a jeep just like that when I was 5..I remember that jeep well!!

AliceKay said...

Missouri has some beautiful scenery. Loved the video you put together. It's full of great shots of the area. John Stoeckley is a talented artist.

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

Good Morning Deanna! I came here last night to read your post and I saw the video with music and I just left and came back this morning BECAUSE CH had the TV on so loud I couldn't think! Enjoyed your post on Louisiana, MO and your pictures are stunning. We went there about 3 years ago to visit a winery in town but it was so dang hot we didn't enjoy it like we should have. I will take a lesson from you and make it a Fall trip! They had a great restaurant where we had lunch! Glad you had a great day trip there :)

jewelzmomof4 said...

Love seeing your day trip pics and can't wait to be able to take those type of trips when Doug and I retire....if that ever happens lol.