After leaving St.Louis we had spent a couple of days in Farmington visiting John's family. On Thursday we left Farmington and drove west across Missouri. In southern Missouri is the beginning of the Ozarks and our trip Thursday took us through those rolling hills dotted with wooded acres and farmland. It was a beautiful autumn drive. We had planned to drive straight through into Arkansas, however, the weather turned warm and we learned that in the Carthage, Missouri there are some places which we had not as yet visited. For all of our years living in Missouri, we had not seen the Precious Moments Chapel and Gardens.