Saturday October 3rd. Memphis reservoir from the proudly named Show Me road ..
Coon Run Rd, a typical quiet backcountry Missouri county road...
I had planning to stop somewhere near Rigdon road, and ended up staying at the ranch of the Rigdon boys themselves, thanks to Toni whose friend LJ farmed cattle nearby. LJ and Toni came to guide me cross-country over the last part - a real treat to scramble up and down hill through woods and pastures, sometimes pushing through prairie grass ....
... this is at a Mexican restaurant that evening, where Brian and Ryan are about to be beaten by the king burritos they ordered. Thank you all (including Laurie) for the great hospitality!
Brian told me proudly that he had recently moved house to his current location with superb views over a small lake to the hills beyond. What I did not immediately appreciate was that he had had the whole house physically moved from its previous site a few hundred yards away!
Over the next couple of days there were more secluded tracks
A solitary cow plays chicken (I won)..
Production of a camera at breakfast the following morning almost resulted in a stampede from the table, but I prevailed upon the family to grin and bear it..