A Sunday visit and storms

Sunday afternoon Jan and I took a trip down south of Branson to visit our friend Veneda.  She lives on the south side of Table Rock Lake and we had not seen her for a while.  I have mentioned her a couple of times before and I wanted to see how high the lake was compared to previous visits

As expected, the lake was up about ten feet

 Here is a previous view that shows the difference.

At the time of our previous visit, the lake level was down about eight feet

Veneda took us for a drive down along Hwy 86 in order to show us Integrity Chapel and the Stables.  A place where couples can get married or groups can have gatherings.

The Chapel

 

The building named The Stable hosts dinner parties and the like.

The inside has a surrounding mezzanine with additional seating.

Back at Veneda’s home we had dinner, and afterward were sitting around talking when her phone beeped with what turned out to be a severe weather alert.  We turned on the tv and learned of the devastation to Joplin, Missouri, by a group of tornadoes.  Since the storm was moving east, Jan and I decided to head home.  The storm went through north Taney county about 40 minutes after we had passed through.  We were fortunate to have escaped any damage from this event.  As the skies started to clear we were able to see this brilliant rainbow.  I offer these pictures in respect to those who have lost so much.

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About rlhoover

A perspective on life and cycling in the Ozarks. I started serious cycling in 2008, after seeing my wife be on the bike for a few years. We have biked many places and hope to continue. I am no where near being a real good cyclist, but I have fun trying to improve. Who am I kidding? Me? Improve??
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