This past weekend we went down to the Lake of the Ozarks with some great friends, the Millers, and this is the amazing view off of their ginormous, must- be- seen- to be- believed deck. Now a girl could get used to a view like this. Plus, what a perfect vantage point for the Fourth of July fireworks that are fired off on that little island out in the center.
We've been trying to get down to the lake and the Miller's place for about two years but it is difficult to get four people as busy and as important as we are all together at the same time :)
What was bittersweet about this weekend was it would be the last weekend for the Millers at this condo that they have owned for eight years. Their family is growing and the condo is not so they sold it earlier this summer and are now looking for a bigger place in this area. Mike and I made it our mission to help them find that picture perfect dream home on the lake.
After fortifying ourselves with dinner - and a martini of course- at J.B. Hook's on Friday night,
we set out Saturday morning determined to meet our real-estate objective. I don't know if it was the full moon or the black cat that crossed the driveway at our first stop, but we fell short of achieving our goal. There were some great houses but apparently no "warm fuzzies" for the Millers.
So we decided to regroup. The guys went to play golf...
and the girls went shopping. I'd have to say the shopping went better than the house hunting.
I even came across this little beauty at the Coach Outlet. Instyle is saying it is all about the colorful handbags so not one to be shy I decided to go big or go home and went all out with purple!
We topped off the day with dinner at Docknockers. This place could be a post all on its own.
Usually we would have gone there by boat but it was unusually cool so we opted to drive over. I loved it here. From the nautical dive bar decor to the humorously designated facilities this place was a study in eye candy.
Haha! You've gotta love it but the real reason to come here is for their amazing crab legs. They are served in a bucket with a wooden mallet to break open the shells. I guess I got a little over zealous with the mallet (sorry Annie) but hey I was a newbie and maybe it is an acquired skill :)
The crab meat was flying but it was also delicious - as were the steamers.
Good friends, good food, good Miller Times
Thank you Dean and Annie. Can't wait to do it all again.