|Fall Lodge. One of the many on the Big Cedar property.|
|That big window is the bathroom. There were two more big windows on the corners.|
|Our next door neighbor, the waterfall.|
We were just up the hill from the picturesque wedding chapel which was busy all weekend long.
Summer season was winding down, but we managed to find an outdoor heated pool that was open, complete with built-into-the-rocks hot tubs. We had the place to ourselves. I love it when that happens.
|That's a little more leg than I normally would show. Guess the warm water (and the wine) loosened me up.|
The new big thing at Big Cedar since my official press visit in 2008 is Top of the Rock...
|Osage Restaurant and Buffalo Bar patio|
the incredible Ozark Heritage Preserve with restaurants, wilderness trails, a museum and cave, and other features surrounding a Par 3 golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus. (The Big Cedar complex is the vision of owner Johnny Morris of Bass Pro Shop fame.) On Saturday night after dinner, the hubs decided to try out the practice range with complimentary rental clubs. $15/bag of balls.
|Even barefoot, he put on a clinic.|
We decided the course - or the air - is magical, because he hasn't golfed in two years but was hitting them over the entire range and down into the mountains. We're talking out of the park! People were even applauding from the restaurant patio.
|Another wedding chapel at Top of the Rock.|
The place reminded us a lot of our trip to Scotland, except for the sunshine. In fact, every night at sundown, bagpipers serenade the guests before the firing of a canon. I can't recommended Big Cedar more highly.