I cleaned the windows of a house that is on a bluff overlooking the Osage river a few miles south of Wardsville which is about 5 miles south of Jeff City. Now that house occupies a gorgeous location for being inclined to write! It would be great to live in a house that's on a bluff 400+ feet above a river like the Osage!
On a different topic:
A character, if you want to call him that, in Betrovia is a white fox. He's not an albino because he has pitch-black eyes. The only other character who's seen him is Patrik while one other sees him in a dream/nightmare. So is he real or just a vision? One time when Patrik "sees" him, Patrik is laying flat on his back after falling into a dry creek bed. So he might just a part of the innkeeper's very active psyche.
The white fox will also be in the second part of the trilogy. But Patrik won't see him any longer; another character will be visited by the ethereal creature!