This gate takes you to the burned out ruins on the estate at Ha Ha Tonka. The massive edifice overlooks the bluffs above Lake of the Ozarks in Camdenton, Missouri. You can visit this park, explore the grounds and enjoy the many scenic and sometimes haunting overlooks. This one of the unusual must visit gemsContinue reading “Locked Gate”
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. ThisContinue reading “Water Tower”
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 exploreContinue reading “Water Tower at Ha Ha Tonka”
Lots of snow and ice in St. Louis over the past few days and more coming. While it makes lift difficult here, it makes for a beautiful landscape and slows life down a little bit.
A New Years Eve stay at Chaumette Winery brought snow, ice and fog on the first day of 2021.
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 forContinue reading “Chapel Path”
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 villasContinue reading “Chaumette Villas in Wine Country”
Laura takes her Three Creek Basset pack out for a walk. Basseting is the sport of following a pack of Basset Hounds in pursuit of hares or rabbits. The structure is nearly identical to a traditional foxhunt, although the pursuit is on foot. It is a centuries-old tradition that continues to draw young and oldContinue reading “Tally Ho!”
Henry Shaw’s home is ready for Christmas. This is the home of Henry Shaw on the grounds of the Missouri Botanical Garden. Henry Shaw was a businessman and amateur botanist in St. Louis when it was a gateway city to the West. His businesses supplied residents, pioneers and others. Having made his fortune, he wasContinue reading “Christmas Garden”
Missouri Botanical Garden’s Flora Borealis event projected sights and sounds throughout their grounds. This is a laser show projected on the Henry Shaw home. Click on the photo for more information.