My Christmas Post included a picture of Tessa, Julie, and Alicia with iron triangles. Chicago Lady asked what the significance was of those triangles. Here is the story.
|Iron triangle made by Shad Heller at Silver Dollar City|
|Daughters, Julie and Tessa, and Daughter-in-law, Alicia, opening presents of triangles|
Last year we went to the Lake of the Ozarks and happened onto Willmore Lodge. You can read that post here. We seriously talked about returning there within the next few weeks with big ol' thermoses of coffee and the camera and hanging out on the wrap around deck. But we've decided to try someplace else. By the way, it is Eagles Day at the Lake of the Ozark this weekend.. For more information on places to go for the best Eagle Watching opportunity, go to the Department of Conservation's web site.
Our plan is to head towards Hannibal, MO to the little town of Clarksville. According to their official website,
Clarksville, MO is located on Missouri Highway 79 which is part of the Great River Road and is one of the most scenic highways along the Mississippi River. It overlooks U.S. Lock and Dam 24, providing a close vantage point to
view all river boat and barge traffic. This City, located in Pike County, is also
one of the largest winter migrating areas for the Bald Eagle. Clarksville is filled with artists, potters, glass blowers, jewelry designers, antique dealers, furniture makers, and specialty craftsmen.
Clarksville is on a National Scenic Byway and lies halfway between Canada and the Gulf of Mexico, halfway between Hannibal and St. Louis, MO and is near the Clarence Cannon Dam and Mark Twain Lake. It rests at the foot of Lookout Point/Sky Lift Hill, the top of which affords an 800 square mile view of the river and valley and is one of the highest points on the Mississippi River.
I'm lookin forward to this road trip. Is there any doubt that there will be pictures? Maybe not of Eagles, although I hope so, but pictures never the less.