West from the Ozarks

We have been relaxing for couple of days in the Ozarks mountains, before pushing on into Oklahoma. I haven’t done any sketching here as the Ozarks, although green and pleasant, are not the most inspiring of landscapes. Very low hills and lots of trees, surrounding the Lake which is the main reason people come here, for water sports or to relax by the waterside and drink a lot!
Here are a couple of photos from earlier in the trip, one of the Chicago skyline at night and one of a Route 66 mural by artist Bob Waldmire, one of several that he did on walls in Pontiac, Illinois.