I spent the weekend in Southern Missouri, which was to say the least interesting. There was a boat with a trolling(sp?) motor. It basically kept anyone from racing into the shore or any other boat, because it's top speed was around 6 miles per hour.

On Saturday, we went to a thrift store in De Soto called Books N' Things. It seemed to be an old ladies house. She was pretty much selling all her crap before she died I guess. We walked around the house and picked things up and she told us the prices like a stock market ticker tape. I bought a bonanza restaurant cap and a pair of old glasses. I put both on and feel like a dishwasher from said establishment.

In conclusion, I recommend before you die, visit Southern Missouri. You won't regret it in terms of experiential knowledge.