Larry & Lee Ann's Journey travel blog

Today we went to the Senior Center, heard good music by Steve...

We enjoyed watching folks dance...

Meet Helen & Bob...We visited Helen's home our first night here and...

Enjoying the music before lunch, we met Ralph & his lovely wife...

A pretty drive as we head to Blanchard Springs...

First glimpse of Mirror Lake...

Nice...

Guess you can see where it got it's name!

Check out this guy...

Are you looking at me???

Folks are fishin' and catchin' today...

We took a little walk down the Old Mill Stream walkway...

Remnants of the Mitchell Mill that provided ground corn & ginned cotton...

Yep, I'm really here...Larry takes a pic now & then to prove...

On our way back to the springs...

Pretty stream off to our right along the way...

We've arrived at the end of the path...

A closer look for you...

And a closer look still, the water flows through a bat sanctuary...

I found this male & female insect interesting, not sure what they...

Time for dinner...

It's our buddy Lamar's birthday...

A little later at Aunt Minnie's...

Lamar & Ruth, enjoying the evening...

Steve's playing tonight also, front left...

Larry's snagged a front row seat!

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The past few days have been busy. Larry & I both got a much needed haircut and caught up with our laundry. We joined several Fiddler's Valley park residents for lunch at the Senior Center where a terrific singer, Steve Harbour sang prior to the meal. We'd seen Steve a time or two down at the Town Square pickin' and were pleased to see him. We met some new friends and enjoyed watching several couples dance to his music. He has such a nice, pure tone, we purchased one of his gospel CD's and are enjoying it very much.

Another day Larry & I went to see Blanchard Springs & Mirror Lake. Blanchard's namesake spring pours out of the mountainside and into a glassy-surfaced trout pond appropriately named Mirror Lake. We'd heard that the lake is a great place to take the family pond fishing for rainbow trout and there were several folks doing just that today. We enjoyed the antics of an otter swimming & diving near us. He paused for a pretty cute photo for me before zipping off for the other side of the lake.

Just up the road apiece was a short, scenic walk to the falls, where all water exits from the caverns. This has to be one of the prettiest spots in the Ozark National Forest. It was such a quiet serene walk along the lazy stream, we really enjoyed it. We arrived back home in time to prepare dinner for a few of our friends. We had Mexican food of course, Larry's favorite. It was our new friend Lamar's birthday and we enjoyed our time with both he & his lovely wife Ruth. Jeanette made a terrific chili relleno casserole and Janice brought a 7 layer dip. Ruth brought a chocolate cobbler for dessert, it was delicious! I don't normally eat much chocolate but could have eaten half of the pan myself. I'm definitely getting the recipe before we leave. Afterward we all headed downtown for, guess what, more music! It's hard to stay away, you just never know who will be playing where. We moved a couple of times throughout the night to hear as many 'picker's' as possible. Guess that will be the norm for the rest of our time here! We're having a great time, sure glad we're here....



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