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    Musings About Kansas and Missouri Travels with COVID

    When we arrived in Kansas, they had just received the word that they would be going to masks requirement as of July 3rd. It was about half-and-half with masks wherever we went. Out of courtesy to others, but particularly my mom, we wore our masks. Most of the workers in the retail and travel industry were wearing masks, and in the food service. Except one: Dairy Queen workers did not wear masks or gloves, which I found surprising. Kansas had dine-in available, most of the places had limited seating.

    Missouri is pretty open. There was no one else at the Truman Farm (photos to come) so we didn't bother, and it's all outdoors. (They only do tours of the inside of the home twice a year.) We found half-n-half again about wearing masks inside retail establishments and the one restaurant we went to in Osage Beach.


    Donna

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    Default Photos of Truman Farm

    Here are the first three photos of the Truman Farm in Grandview, MO:



    The house as you see it as you drive in.




    The house a little closer up.




    The back of the house.


    More later.

    Donna

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    Default A roadtrip marvel

    Quote Originally Posted by DonnaR57 View Post
    Yes, I did use the facilities there. Hilarious! I have to admit that it took me by surprise the first time I walked into the restroom. (I visited it twice, for good measure.)
    Yes, it is tad surprising and generates funny comments from unsuspecting women.

    Mark

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    Default More photos of Truman Farm in Grandview



    The Truman outhouse.




    The Truman chicken coop.




    One of the Truman outbuildings.



    Donna

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    Default Our hotel and resort in Lake of the Ozarks



    The view out of our hotel window.




    The view out of our hotel window towards the marina.




    Looking at our hotel building (in the center) from one of the pools on the property.



    Donna

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    The pictures of Truman’s home remind me of visiting Eisenhour’s home in Kansas, both of which remind me a lot of my childhood home, complete with out buildings, chicken coop and outhouse, in Indiana.

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    Default Fourth of July Pictures from Lake of the Ozarks



    Look at all those boats out on the lake for ringside seats for fireworks!




    We had a great view from our room's balcony. Our daughter, son-in-law and the two grandchildren joined us.




    This firework reminds me of the icon they use for COVID - at least on this photo.

    I hope everyone had a great Fourth of July Weekend. We sure did!


    Donna

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    Default Day 19 - Lake of the Ozarks to Columbia, MO

    Day 19 - Lake of the Ozarks, MO to Columbia, MO - 92 miles

    Leaving Margaritaville was a bit sad. It had been our “home away from home” for 9 nights, and we enjoyed several days there with our extended family too.

    We left there about 9:25, heading to our daughter's home for the day. We hung around there. During the morning, I took 2 short walks, and saw a mama deer with two fawns each time. I had my phone with me and could take some photos, too. (See next post).

    Then about 2:30, we left for Columbia. Our daughter and granddaughters had packed up to join us in Columbia.

    We stopped in Jefferson City at the Central Dairy for ice cream. We were pleasantly surprised that we1 were allowed to eat inside! Not sure what my husband got, but mine was Moose Tracks. At this rate, I'm going to be on a 2-month long weight loss program when I get home.

    Got into our "Co-MO" family's home shortly after 4. We visited, then we had roast beef for dinner. After dinner, the 4 adults (other than me) went to Tropical Liqueurs. My daughter bought a large one to share with me at home. I watched the girls so that they wouldn't have to go along. Our niece was at the senior prom. Her boyfriend is stationed overseas so she went with a bunch of girls.

    We were there for a few days. Visiting with family in Co-MO and the surrounding area was about all we could do. Co-MO was in a "masks everywhere" ordinance, which we complied with. The only one we didn't comply with, was the one that you were also supposed to wear masks if you were visiting with someone else in a home that you didn't always live with.


    Donna

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    Looking out at the lake at sunset, through a sunscreen over the window, from JB Hook's. We had an anniversary dinner there. The bridge in the foreground is the toll bridge that goes from the "Four Seasons" area of the lake, over to Sunrise Beach, Porto Cima, and points further north and west.



    Mama Deer, with fawn behind her. Many homes around the lake, particularly those on the North Shore, are surrounded by forest. Where there is forest, there are deer that come and snack on your grass and bushes. This mama deer and her two fawns chose to snack on the greenery at this one home just up the road from our daughter's.



    In this photo, you can see just how close the deer come to the homes in the area -- particularly that one home.




    One fawn, complete with spots. He (she?) and I had a staring contest. S/he was probably trying to figure out what that rectangular thing was in front of the face of "Human!" (My phone, of course.)



    While s/he and I were having this staring contest, Mama Deer and brother/sister had gallavanted back into the forest surrounding the home. Finally, the little fawn decided s/he better scoot and find Mama.


    Donna

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