Sunday, March 30, 2008

Back to the Ozarks

Yup. The hubby and I packed up our hoodies & sweatpants and headed back to the Lake of the Ozarks.

We visited our pals the herons just west of the Bagnell Dam, a major hydroelectric deal:















You'll never guess what we saw on our way back to town. Here's a hint:


















That's right, Sherlock. We had to hit the brakes to avoid making a nice warm coat for me out of one of these:



















How weird is that? We're leaving the dam. And we see a beaver. Verily, the god of wordplay smiled on us that day.

Later on, wanting to watch the KU/Villanova game, we decided to stick with the weekend's "immature euphemism" theme and tried this place:












There weren't actual woodpeckers playing the pianos, although after the beaver thing nothing would have surprised me. I recommend Peckers if you enjoy unselfconscious group sing-alongs with fairly accomplished piano players. Karaoke for cowards, you might call it. Good, clean, loud fun.

We drove home today through Cole Camp, Missouri, home of this famous crossroads:




















Oh come on. Can I help it if the universe wants me to think like a seventh grader once in awhile?

5 comments:

Jas P. said...

Dam! This reminds me of an article in Harper's years ago, called "A Fury of Symbols." The writer described a series of events in the sixties when everything around him seemed to be sending him messages. He was on acid at the time, so y'know. But some of the weird coincidences and connections would've fried my brain even if I'd been straight.

I have a degree from FU, by the way. It's a BFD in Visual Farts.

Mol the Doll said...

Yeah, well, we were on antacid.

Kellybelle said...

Molly?! My Molly?! Awesome! I saw the link on Jasp's blog!!! OMG!!! I have a blog!!!! Hi!

Andrea said...

BEAVERS! Yes!! See that fabulous, functional tail? That's what I'm talking about. I bet you can guess who this is, eh? :)

I love the F/U crossing. That's great stuff. Pure comedy. Have you been to the pizza place down there? I can't remember what it's called, but the food was outstanding.

flora said...

Hahahahahaha this is GREAT!!!!