Red Oak II

Over Fourth of July weekend, we went down to my in-law’s house in Southwest Missouri. There was a family who wanted a Sweet Nectar Network session in that area and I planned to do their session that weekend, too. They suggested a very interesting location– Red Oak II.

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Apparently, this man went off to World War II and when he returned home, his town, Red Oak, had become a ghost town. He ended up purchasing and moving what was left to his personal property, and also purchasing other interesting buildings.

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I like to scope out session sites ahead of time, so Aaron and I took the kids over to Red Oak II the day before and checked it out.

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It’s a really interesting location with lots to see.  My kids enjoyed the child care center.  2015-07-13_0005

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An old-fashioned gas station.

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Playing in the stables. Reed and Lena were cows.
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Ping-pong in the rec center.

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Petting this big, friendly cat.
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Geocaching.
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And, it was the Fourth of July, so this photo was mandatory.

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Red Oak II is definitely an awesome little slice of Americana (right along Route 66!). 

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