We arrived in Steelville Friday mid-morning. The RV park was pricey but it's a park that caters to the river people. I wish they would have off season rates. It was convenient to what we needed though.
While shopping in town on Friday afternoon, we heard that there was a community ham & bean dinner that evening. We checked it out and found nice folks to eat dinner with, at a very reasonable price.
There was also a pie auction. We didn't buy one as we didn't want to have to eat the whole thing.
That evening we saw a sign about a gospel sing at 7 PM. We gave it a try. It was in the Rivers of Life Fellowship Church. I'm pretty sure we were the only non-members there but they welcomed us with hearty hand shakes. It was the best 2 hours and 38 minutes of gospel music.
The next day we went back to the antique shop, where the blacksmith bought this beautiful amethyst brooch for me.
We also stopped by Maramec park. It's the home place of one of the largest old iron furnaces. The spring was beautiful.
The blacksmith checks out the huge furnace.
The fishermen were trying their hand at catching the trout.
Here's my selfie picture. We are standing on the bridge looking into the stream.
Before the music show we went to Davisville to see Dillard's Mill. Pictures don't begin to show you how beautiful it was sitting back in the woods. Normally it's a $4 tour, but since they were short staffed, she gave us a free tour of the first floor for only a donation. The other 2 floors were off limits.
Sunday morning we attended mass at Holy Cross Catholic church in Cuba, Missouri. The rock work was absolutely amazing both inside and out. I just didn't think they'd appreciate me taking a picture inside during mass.
After the show it was dinner time. We found Frisco's Grill and pub in Cuba. It had free WiFi too. We were having withdrawals as the expensive campground's WiFi only worked if you were at their store, sitting on the front porch in 40 degree temperatures.
Some of the 20+ bunches of cane through out the campground.
. . .time to go home after an eleven day trip. This making our 30th night spent in our little Casita this year. Time to go home and winterize it. Although we did have several below 30 degree mornings during this vacation.