Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Missouri Fall

August in Missouri is normally hot and humid. Seems this August is not much different. The first week I was at Smith’s Fork Campground just below the dam of Smithville Lake, north of Kansas City, MO. The campground belongs to the  Corp of Engineers and is leased by the city of Smithville. It’s very rustic. The pull through sites are u-shaped and can be a little difficult to maneuver in or out of. The site I was in had a lot of shade so I didn’t run the air conditioner very often.Smith's Fork CG Smithville MO 092011 (2)
I spent an afternoon wondering around the lake and the Jerry Litton Visitor Center. Litton was a Democratic U.S. Representative from Missouri.  I remember when he was killed in an airplane crash along with his wife and two children. It was in 1976 and he had just won the Missouri Democratic primary for U.S. Senate.
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I’m at Tall Pines Campground just south of Highway 76 and east of 265. It is less than two miles to Branson’s Silver Dollar City. The terrain is as all of this area, very hilly. This campground is terraced with a lot of oak trees and some pines. With the utilities and trees it took some maneuvering to get situated. Because of the drop off in the front and the steep up-hill climb, going out it is going to be a trick. (And the acorns are falling.) I'm in Branson assisting with the preparation for the Missouri Community Betterment annual conference.
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