Pic1: Here is the route link in google maps: http://goo.gl/maps/mjkJ
Zoom in on highway 125 (which I took) and also check out the H Highway that kicks over to the Branson area. Those are both amazing runs. 125 was just repaved last year. It is so pristine right now. An early morning ride yields little traffic and frees one up to get into those curves.
Pic2: Yes, 125 has a ferry crossing just over the Arkansas border. Nice little break on the water.