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... to Mexico, Columbia and now Florida.) Florida has the distinction of being the actual birthplace of Samuel Langhorn Clemons. There in the Mark Twain State Park, they have the actual house he was born in back in 1835. They also have some pictures of Florida through the years. We drove over to what used to be a bustling little town, now it has a couple of churches (Methodist (old) and Presbyterian (new))a school building (old) about three houses and a ...
... it, I am strictly a WINE PERSON!
Currently (6 pm) sitting in a Pizza Hut in Columbia. When we leave here we head back to the Dead Zone known at Ray Behrens Rec Area. It has been a good day, no rain, although some is forecast for tonight. Hopefully not tomorrow since we have some more sight-seeing to do!
Chances are there will NOT be a blog tomorrow night. Hope everyone has a great day tomorrow.
... IL LC center).
From the journals: The men in the boats were impressed with the beauty of the country that lay on both sides of the river. Clark observed: "Fine land above and below.... Delightful Timber of Oake ash walnut hickory &c &c." Charles Floyd remarked: " A Butifull a peas of Land as ever I saw walnut shoger tree (sugar maple) ash and mulber (mulberry) trees."
... all last night, not a downpour, but since we're under the trees, it made a lot of noise on the roof. Still cloudy and rainy today, but guess tomorrow is going to be worse, so we will be staying "home" cleaning, clothes and "home".
Since we can't get internet at "home", I will not be posting tomorrow. Thursday we are driving back to Boonville to see the Clydesdales so I will be able to post on Thursday also.
So until then....
... Then we went into a room full of oak barrels. This is where the wine is "resting" and getting ready to bottle. After the tour we got to taste several of their wines. There were a couple of dry ones, but for the most part they were pretty good (as far as my educated palate could tell). There were three that stood out for me, so of course I had to buy them. Now I have 7 bottles of wine to carry around for the next 2 months, because I know I will not drink them all.