Friday, October 16, 2009

Bonnots Mill Parish Hall Views

Since I've been under the weather this week, I'm trying to keep my posts short. So tonight I'm going to stick with pictures of last weekend's fall supper at the St. Louis of France Parish Hall in Bonnots Mill, Missouri.

The supper was fairly small and low-key. It was served cafeteria-style (you pick up a tray and a plate, then pass through a line and dish what you want onto your plate). On the menu were were pot roast and sliced ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, and sauerkraut. Then, on the tables, we had big serving bowls of apple sauce, coleslaw, bread, and (my favorite of the whole day, to be honest) pickled whole beets, served on a crystal dish. What a nice touch!

But mostly, I wanted to show you pictures of the beautiful view from the Parish Hall grounds. Beyond the hall itself is a grassy yard with a few shelters and other outbuildings. There's an old shelter house at the top of a bluff overlooking the Osage River right above where the Osage meets the Missouri.

So if you look straight ahead, you see the beautiful Osage down below; if you look off to the right, you can see over to where the rivers meet (and the Callaway Nuclear Plant and its plume of steam); if you look to the left, the view down the hill shows the St. Louis Church and its grotto, and beyond that, the little town of Bonnots Mill.

And you see everything through the pretty trees that line the blufftop. And this time of year when the leaves are turning color, it's especially beautiful.

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