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Went to the Missouri River

On Saturday last, what we call our "nuclear" family (the husband, me, youngest daughter, Erin, and granddaughter, Anah + Trent) took drive to Glasgow, MO. Having read about a restaurant located there, Beckett's, to be exact, the husband wanted to try it and since he recently passed his 70th year, we gave him what he wanted. He does not accept gifts nor much of anything in the way of acknowledging his birthday, but he will eat. Glasgow has a population of 1,091 so I wasn't expecting this to be a gourmet delight, but was not disappointed in the fare. It was hot. I really appreciate that. It didn't hurt my stomach, another plus and truly I have never seen a smoked pork chop that was as thick as the one I was served. And it was enough for two meals which is always a bonus. The ceiling there was really cool, could be original or could not. Glasgow is an old town, and once thrived when the river was the way to move goods and people.

After eating, we wandered over to check out the Missouri River. Only I braved the chill of the day and walked out to get some pictures. Very interesting the way the water churns up the ice into these circles of ice and snow, all moving quite rapidly creating a very dizzying experience. As the whole huge mass moved there came this hissing noise. I hung out on the dock till it got too cold just to feel the power of the river and hear her song.

Came home and watched the two most recent episodes of "The Walking Dead" with Erin. Sometimes I can't believe I've watched it all of it, but it's something she and I do together and those moments are rare, so does it matter if there are zombies in the background. Nah.

School was called off today though unnecessarily so. Yesterday it was quite slick, but not so much the roads as the sidewalks. Neither the husband nor I can remember a time when school was called off because of weather or temperature or really for any reason. I suppose they made the decision the night before when it actually was bad. I decided to get out today, expecting that I might have some trouble, but it seems to have all melted now. Yet, I think there's enough water out there that when the temps drop tonight, we'll have the ice back.

I keep reading good things about the "Fargo" series so I may try it out. If that doesn't work, there's always Mrs. Maisel being marvelous. Or reading.

Hopefully there will also be eating as I have a beef and barley soup simmering. Could find nothing but quick cooking barley so it will have to do. Next to wrap my mind around the time difference in quick and the real stuff.


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Jan. 8th, 2018 10:33 pm (UTC)
Wow that ice is really something. I remember our river freezing up and hearing it hiss and growl like that. Your meal sounded great. I'm glad it worked out for all of you!
Jan. 9th, 2018 01:30 pm (UTC)
It was a great experience and even better that I didn't have to go far to enjoy it.
Jan. 9th, 2018 05:39 pm (UTC)
those are the best kinds! :D
Jan. 9th, 2018 12:34 am (UTC)
I liked the first two seasons of Fargo okay but it's not one I would go out of my way to watch. I just saw the first four episode of Mrs. Maisell and I freakin LOVE it so far. Great for soup season.
Jan. 9th, 2018 01:34 pm (UTC)
When I saw I was going to have to pay for it, put it at the bottom of the list.
Jan. 9th, 2018 05:29 pm (UTC)
Jan. 9th, 2018 01:15 am (UTC)
Love that photo of the ice on the river. I saw that only once before on our river - really neat.

"something she and I do together and those moments are rare, so does it matter if there are zombies in the background." - lucky you! Those moments are rare.
Jan. 9th, 2018 12:17 pm (UTC)
It was totally fascinating to me, the visual, the sound and the movement, so much power in Nature as you know so well.

I'll take time with my girls however I can get it cause they are so busy these days.

Jan. 9th, 2018 03:46 am (UTC)
That ice is really beautiful.
Jan. 9th, 2018 01:33 pm (UTC)
Agreed, in all the years I've lived in this area never seen before. Funny hiw we overlook things that are close by.
Jan. 9th, 2018 09:55 am (UTC)
I'd love to see the ice turning
when the ice would go out on the lake
there'd be such a groaning!

I'm glad the meal was good

time with zombies sounds lively

happy new year!
Jan. 9th, 2018 01:31 pm (UTC)
It was so crazy, the feeling...
Like vertigo with a soundtrack
Jan. 9th, 2018 07:08 pm (UTC)
watching the ice?
Jan. 9th, 2018 07:43 pm (UTC)
Yes. I didn't expect it to move so fast and I get dizzy easily.
Jan. 9th, 2018 07:48 pm (UTC)
oh that sucks,

takes the fun out of it

if you took a video and played is slower
you could enjoy it better.

Jan. 9th, 2018 08:13 pm (UTC)
What a great idea, video, wish i'd thought if that...duh
Jan. 9th, 2018 11:54 am (UTC)
I don't think that's an original ceiling. The metal looks too shiny. The old tiles were steel coated with tin, and they tended to be painted over.
Jan. 9th, 2018 01:36 pm (UTC)
I suspect you are correct. There are buildings here in town with original ceilings, not shiny and much higher.
Jan. 9th, 2018 07:51 pm (UTC)
they look like ceramic tiles they are beautiful.

not everything has to be original
I've seen enough original that was over weathered
this is much nicer and preferable.
it will look good for a long time.
Jan. 9th, 2018 05:17 pm (UTC)
Love the wintery shots :) There is so much beauty in this season if you're willing to see it.

It's nice that you and your daughter have a show you watch together :) And you're right, who cares if there are zombies involved lol
Jan. 10th, 2018 12:37 pm (UTC)
I love the stark beauty of winter, the way the "bones" of the landscape become visible.

Edited at 2018-01-10 12:38 pm (UTC)
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