Travel Blogs from Lesterville
... the sheep, oxen, ducks,
chickens, and mules. Another fascinating stop was the Nature Center, complete
with native wildflowers , hawks, owls, coyote, red wolves, bobcat, and bald
eagles. The drive- through Elk and Bison Prairie was interesting, too... lots
of bison hanging around, but the elk were all in hiding.
David woke me up at 6:30 this morning... that is a first. He
Black River -west fork Friday September 7, 2012 Depart St. Louis Friday evening with Trey, Megan, Caleb, and Andrew in the trailblazer with trailer and canoes in tow. Eat Mexican food in Ironton, MO and wait for Sydney to meet us and surprise Megan. A heavy rain storm clears out just in time for car camping at Bob's, we take a nice off road trip on the gravel beach looking for a camp site and ...
... and was waiting for us in town. The town of 602 people only has this one motel, very clean and a nice reception when we arrived by Heather and her baby 9 mos.old.
As we got in so late we saw a place across the street called Spooners (that is my maiden name). As I was entering our room the guys next to us wanted to know where we had biked and if we were using the van so we didn't have to bike the hills. I said we had ...
... water slides.The springs and rivers that run through the Ozarks were just amazing. Its great how someone's local swimming hole can make you feel like you are back at home. Our 4th of July ended with some fireworks and dinner prepared by us cyclist because we were so very thankful to Clint and the gang for going up and beyond, and treating us more like friends or family not just customers. It couldn't have been more perfect. We can't wait to go ...
... Eminence, Mo
I called Laura and we discussed my options and decided that this is where my ride across America should stop. There is not a bike shop within 100 miles according to the locals so picking up a tube would be out of the question. I guess I can say the heat, hills, shingles and mechanical problems have brought me to a halt. I don't want to stop but it seems like the correct thing to do at this time. So Laura will leave Suffolk ...
How has this lodge rated in the past?
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Free parking
- Kids activities or Babysitting
This area of Missouri has much going for it. Why is this the best Lodge in the Area? Good people, good facilities and excellent food - That's why. We were in hilltop cabin # 18. Really enjoyed the large screened-in porch and fireplace. The facility was very well manicured and maintained. With access to the Black River thru their sister site Riversedge, we enjoyed the lazy days of fall without all the people pressure (and noise) of high season.
Why not 5 Stars? Everywhere has opportunity for improvement - including Wilderness lodge.
For the money, you will NOT have a better experience in the area.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.