AUG. 6, ’17 CATCH UP TIME AGAIN!!
THIS BLOG POST MAY TAKE A WHILE– AS THE SQUIRREL WHO RUNS OUR INTERNET HERE IN BEAUTIFUL BURNS, KS. USA– IS EITHER ON VACATION– OR NAPPING OR VERY ILL– I’M NOT SURE WHICH!!! 🙂
SO — I KNOW I HAVE NOT BEEN ANSWERING E-MAILS– VERY WELL– AND IT HAS BEEN OVER A MONTH SINCE I DID A BLOG POST—- BUT I AM HERE NOW!!! 🙂 CATCH UP TIME—
GARY & I WENT TO MISSOURI THIS PAST WEEK– TO BRANSON & HOLLISTER & FORSYTH — ETC- ETC- ETC– ALL THE OLD AREAS WHERE WE USE TO LIVE– OF COARSE WE WENT IN THE CLASS B — RV AS WITH MCS THAT IS THE ONLY WAY WE CAN TRAVEL– NOT ABLE TO STAY IN MOTELS– OR OTHER PLACES THAT USE TOXIC FRAGRANCES & TOXIC CLEANERS– ETC– AND WE TOOK OUR THREE DOGS WITH US!!
THE WEATHER WAS COOLER & NICE TRAVELING–OF COARSE WE TOOK OUR OWN FOOD WITH US– AS IT IS EASIER TO STAY ON CHEMICAL FREE– HEALTHY FOOD IF YOU TAKE YOUR OWN– PLUS A PICNIC CAN HAPPEN WHEN EVER YOU WANT ONE!!
OUR CAMP SITE AT BULL SHOALS WAS UNDER WATER— SO WE STAYED AT AN RV PARK ON TOP OF THE HILL— JUST OUT SIDE OF FORSYTH, MO.
WE FORGOT HOW MUCH WE LOVED STAYING NEXT TO THE LAKE– AND BEING ABLE TO JUST SIT OUT IN THE COOL IN THE EVENINGS– AND DO NOTHING BUT LISTEN TO THE TREE FROGS SING TO YOU!!!
WE LOVE THE FORSYTH AREA– IT IS A SMALL TOURIST TYPE TOWN ABOUT 20 MINUTES TO BRANSON, MO.
WE LOVE POWERSITE DAM– AND THE AREA–
It is found along the White River, and the reservoir it forms is Lake Taneycomo. It was the first hydroelectric dam built in Missouri. Designed in 1911 by Nils F. Ambursen as the largest concrete buttress dam of its kind, the dam is still privately owned by the Empire District Electric Company.
Originally constructed to provide 4 megawatts of 25 hertz power, it has since been upgraded to provide 16 megawatts of 60 hertz power. Sixty Hertz is now the standard frequency of electric power in North America, though the old 25 Hertz power distribution was more efficient, having less losses.
Lake Taneycomo originated when the White River was confined by the completion of the Powersite Dam, near Forsyth, Missouri, in 1913. From 1913 until 1958 it was a warm water lake. In the 1930s, tourists began to be drawn to the lake and its nearby communities, Branson and Rockaway Beach.
The completion of Table Rock Dam in 1958 changed the source of water to Taneycomo from that of the White River’s flowing waters to the bottom tailwater of Table Rock Lake from the dam spillway and made it into a cold water lake. The clear cold waters from the deep tailwaters of Table Rock Lake pour out of the dam into Lake Taneycomo.
In 1957, the Missouri Department of Conservation constructed the Shepherd of the Hills Trout Hatchery. All methods of trout fishing — fly fishing, artificial bait, and live bait fishing — may be used year-round to pursue trout that inhabit the waters of Lake Taneycomo.
Lake Taneycomo has the characteristics of both a river and a lake. The shallow colder water, located near the Table Rock Dam, averages 48 °F (9 °C), resembles a river and permits wading and bank fishing for trout. The average temperature of the water gets warmer and the depth of the lake deepens to more than 50 feet (15 m) near the Powersite Dam in Forsyth.When Table Rock Dam is generating power its current is very strong throughout its whole length, its water temperature drops, and for all practical purposes it becomes a very deep, cold, fast running river. Exactly how deep, cold, and fast depends on how many generators are being used to generate electricity at Table Rock Dam.
Lake Taneycomo offers a variety of recreational activities including hiking, sightseeing, hunting, fishing, swimming, boating, and water skiing. People accessing Lake Taneycomo are able to visit area restaurants, accommodations, shopping, and shows in the Branson area.
WE VISITED TABLE ROCK DAM AGAIN— WE USE TO LIVE JUST BELOW TABLE ROCK DAM ON LAKE TANEYCOMO———-
YES– OF COARSE WE VISITED THE SCENIC OUT LOOK OVER LOOKING TABLE ROCK DAM–
GARY WALKING ALL THREE GIRLS IN THE PARK NEXT TO POWERSITE DAM———
POWERSITE DAM——– JUST OUT SIDE OF FORSYTH , MO.
WE HAD A GREAT WEEK—- AND REALIZED HOW MUCH WE MISS THAT AREA– FOR SURE!!!!
YES– YES– YES– YES—————————-
I TRY NOT TO BE TOTALLY FILLED WITH JOY– WHEN I DO GET TO SEE KARMA—- SMACK THE POO—– OUT OF SOMEONE WHO DESERVES IT—- BUT THIS WEEK I GOT TO SEE IT— I DIDN’T DANCE FOR JOY– BUT I DID GET A GOOD LAUGH!!! 🙂
I KNOW MORE PEOPLE ARE WAKING UP TO THE FACT THAT THEIR HEALTH PROBLEMS ARE CAUSED BY THE FRAGRANCES & TOXIC CHEMICALS THEY USE & THE FOOD FULL OF TOXIC CHEMICALS THEY EAT—— BUT — WE ALL HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO ON EDUCATION ABOUT MCS——— SO KEEP SHARING THAT INFORMATION———–
WELL– NOT REALLY—- I WAS JUST CHECKING TO SEE IF YOU ALL WERE STILL READING THIS—– WE HAVE NOT HAD MUCH SNOW IN KANSAS IN AUGUST!!!! 🙂 BUT THE TEMPS HAVE BEEN COOLER HERE———-
OH– HELL— YES————–
IS THERE ANY PLACE WE CAN GO THAT SOMEONE DOESN’T HAVE ON TOXIC PERFUME— OR AFTERSHAVE– OR SCENTED PRODUCTS??????????
OR THEY HAVE USED SCENTED CANDLES– OR AIR FRESHENERS—– ????
I KNOW MANY PEOPLE WHO STILL USE PERFUME—- AND AFTER SHAVE– AND EVERY THING SCENTED– AND ALL FORMS OF TOXIC CHEMICALS ARE NOT STUPID—– I JUST DON’T UNDERSTAND WHY THEY CAN’T SEE THEY ARE POISONING THEM SELVES– EVERY LIVING THING WHEN THEY USE POISON!!!!!!!!!!
THEY POISON THEMSELVES– THEIR FAMILIES– THE AIR– THE WATER– OUR FOOD– OUR WILD LIFE– OUR ENVIRONMENT— EVERYTHING— WAKE UP——— STOP THE STUPIDITY!!!!!!!!!!!!! STOP THE ILLNESSES——–
OK— IT DOESN’T MATTER IF OUR MCS SISTERS ARE BEDFAST— WALK WITH A WALKER– USE A WHEEL CHAIR— OR ARE A DANCE-A-HOLIC WE ARE ALL GOING TO DANCE TOGETHER & DANCE US OUT OF HERE——— SO HIT IT— AND LETS DANCE——
OK—– CRANK UP THE MUSIC———- AND KEEP DANCING———- LATER– GATORS!!!!!!!!