Music and Moonshine: A New Yorker visits the Ozarks

The following article was originally published by the New York Times on August 1, 2013 as part of its Frugal Traveler feature:

Dinnertime comes early in the Ozarks, even during the long days of summer. So after I lingered over smoked trout, fried chicken liver and blackberry cobbler at Rockbridge Trout and Game Ranch’s friendly restaurant, wandered around its barn-red 19th-century grist mill and drove off to look for a motel, there was still daylight to spare. At 8 p.m., as I reached the utterly rural intersection of Missouri Routes 5 and 95, the sun had still not quite yet set. It was what photographers and filmmakers call the golden hour, when the last light of the day gives whatever land it falls on a temporary visual upgrade. So I stopped, parked, and sat on the hood of my car. Sloping pastures glinted and cattle grazed halfway to the horizon, beyond them purplish pink clouds hovered over barely distinguishable low-slung hills. The Ozarks were, finally, stunning. Click Here to read the entire story



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I am just an average blue collar American who works hard and tries to be a good dad. I have a passion for history, music and freedom.

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