Archive for October, 2013

Back to a View

October 14, 2013  |  Vacation  |  Comments Off on Back to a View

What a 2nd weekend at ACL.. That is a story to tell..Bur right now.. how about a nice view of the Mississippi from the big overlook near Trail of tears St. Park..

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ACL

October 11, 2013  |  Music  |  2 Comments

So just a quick break from the Vacation Photos.. Last weekend.. and this Weekend is the Austin City Limits Music Festival…Jen and I are Attending both weekends.. So here are a few shots from last weekend..

Some bands we saw? Depeche Mode.. the Cure.. Muse…Fun…Passion Pit…Vampire weekend.. among many others.. super fun!

 

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Unexpected encounter

October 10, 2013  |  Vacation, WildLife  |  1 Comment

As we started to head to the parking lot maybe about 1/2 mile to go or so.. we encountered not 1 but 2 of these large black snakes laying across the trail. I was out front and I nearly stepped on the first one.. and he was BIG… After that i had my eyes open and we spotted a second one.. that really did not want to get off the trail and I had to coax him with a stick.. Exciting..and fun!

 

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climbing back

October 9, 2013  |  Vacation  |  Comments Off on climbing back

After a steep descent and flat half loop of the lake.. the lake trail begins to climb back over a couple of ridges…we came across this little creek after the first big up..and the Dogs took a drink..

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Lake Trail

October 8, 2013  |  Vacation  |  Comments Off on Lake Trail

The lake trail true to its name dropped down from the parking lot and paralleled a wonderful little lake that was seeing a lot of day use with swimmers and folks laying around on a beautiful day.

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Trail of Tears

October 7, 2013  |  Vacation  |  Comments Off on Trail of Tears

Moving North we crossed back in Missouri and walked the lake trail in Trail of tears St. Park.

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High water marks

October 3, 2013  |  Vacation  |  1 Comment

I thought this shot of the various high water marks told a story.. and the HUGE flood gates near the exits of the city.. kinda strange folks like to build on the flood plain..

click to enlarge Flood levels

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massive flood gates to seal off the city

massive flood gates to seal off the city

 

 

 

Bridge

Bridge

 

 

Nice building in the cape

Nice building in the cape

 

 

We did not stay here.

We did not stay here.

Mural

October 2, 2013  |  Vacation  |  Comments Off on Mural

North of Cairo was a nice town..Likely where everyone in Cairo moved to called Cape Girardeau, here we see the Mural painted along the Levee flood wall of the Mississippi

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The Have and Have Nots

October 1, 2013  |  Vacation  |  Comments Off on The Have and Have Nots

Cairo had only 2 sides The Have’s… folks living in restored Mansions.. and the Have nots…Bombed out and or Destroyed and Vacant buildings..it was a very bizarre place ..

 

The Haves

The Haves

 

 

The Street the Have's live on

The Street the Have’s live on

 

 

Very Nice Place

Very Nice Place

 

 

The Have Nots

The Have Nots

 

 

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