Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The Nickel Tour of Lodges and Flowers...

Today was a big day. Mom and I decided to attend a Doll Club Meeting that included a walk on the wild side. Our group traveled quite a few miles through the countryside (rolling hills, beautiful farmland... blacktop and gravel roads...) to an unusual lodge of 6,000 acres in literally the middle of nowhere, Ethel, MO!!!!
It's a pretty place, gated entryway... kind of overwhelmingly large.

We had a fried chicken lunch that was quite tasty... the dining room was lovely..... I'll get to the rest in a minute~
The bedrooms were all quite pretty with nice quilts....
We started the day with a whiff of Missouri "love," the beautiful white locust trees!!! I just love it...
Drove by some pretty, pretty homes and yards in Bevier...
This pretty home belongs to our school secretary...
and this belongs to my hairdresser!

Our local country music singer!!!
Here we are driving up to the lodge through the woods past the gated entry.

This is the part of the show that ruined the whole day... I don't like taxidermied animals... They make me sad... Look at that little cougar... he didn't want to be a "trophy."

And at the actual Doll Club.... a Dionne Quintuplet merry-go-round....
Time for a refreshing little pod of ice water.... How delicious! Headed for home and setting out some more flowers with my cousin.... Enjoy the week!

2 comments:

Allidink said...

How interesting! I agree about the animals... :( I love animals. Cute little houses. The lodge looks nice :)

All the best,
Allison

Lisa said...

Your pictures are very good! I've wondered about that place in Ethel. I've heard about it on the radio. Would you go back?