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Water Tower

Ha HA Tonka

Another view of the water tower in Ha Ha Tonka State Park. This park is a public recreation area encompassing over 3,700 acres on the Niangua arm of the Lake of the Ozarks, about five miles south of Camdenton, Missouri, in the United States.

Click on the photo for more options to view it. This is part of my Rural Missouri set of photos which covers interesting places to visit in the state.

Water Tower at Ha Ha Tonka

Ha HA Tonka

The ruins of Ha Ha Tonka are an amazing place to explore. This is an old burned out estate overlooking the Lake of the Ozarks that has been turned into a state park. The ruins include a large stone house, carriage house and water tower all on dramatic bluffs overlooking the lake. You can explore the ruins or roam the extensive grounds. Bring your camera and be careful not to step off of a cliff!

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Return from the Hunt

Basseting 2020 - 2021 Season

Hounds from Tree Creek Bassets kennel return form the hunt. With the hunters, we have 3 Couples (six Basset Hounds), Annie the Coonhound and bringing up the rear is Brian-Scott a one year old Basset Hound not quite ready to be a tracker. The other six hounds have spent about two hours scouring fields, wood and dense brush for the scent of a rabbit. They were were rewarded with several lines that led them on a frenzied chase now it is time to go home.

St. Charles Farm

Over & Under

This is one of the many duck clubs along the Mississippi river. Missouri offers one of the best sites in the nation for duck hunting and St. Charles County is no exception. During the fall huge flocks of ducks fill the skies and fill the wetlands during feeding time. Walking the levies during these times is a strangeĀ  experience with the massive amount of birds squawking, quacking and cackling making a very surreal sound.

Chapel Path

A foggy morning at Chaumette Winery. Happy New Year! My wife and I stayed at one of Chaumette’s Villas for New Year’s Eve and an ice storm that night brought heavy fog in the morning. This is their little chapel they use for weddings on the property.

That New Years Day morning was great for photography. I did not have a place to put my many wonderful photos of this place on my website so I created a new section called: Rural Missouri, find it here to see some nice photos from that morning:

Chaumette Villas in Wine Country

These villas are in a secluded, scenic and serene destination on the grounds of Chaumette Winery in the heart of beautiful Ste. Genevieve wine country. Wineries with lodging for weekend getaways in Missouri are hard to find, which is why Chaumette offers villa studio suites with a king size bed and small kitchenette. Their villas that are elegantly designed with nine-foot ceilings, fireplaces and fully-equipped kitchens looking out to shaded porches and panoramic views. They have dog-friendly villas for guests who would like to bring their dog during their weekend getaway in Missouri wine country. This is a great place to spend a few nights.


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