Saturday, November 1, 2008

Weston, MO / Fort Leavenworth, KS

Our early morning view of the Missouri River....

Early in the day, John and Hans watched Army get beat by Air Force while Andrea and I went to Fort Leavenworth for an arts and crafts fair. We did some of our Christmas shopping there and then the 4 of us spent the evening in Weston, MO starting with a short tour of the town and a tour of the local brewery. Finished off with dinner at O'Malley's Pub and drinks and music three floors down in O'Malley's. Irish music, of course. It was fun, but Missourians can still smoke in public places, evidently, and we are not use to that anymore.

Weston, MO was established 1837 and Lewis & Clark had made an earlier stop here in 1804 on their way west. It was a thriving river port town until the Missouri River flooded its banks and changed course. A very interesting little place of around 1500 people now that has worked hard to restore its Main Street. Great little shops and cafes all along the way.

John and I are planning on going back to Weston on Monday to look in all the little shops. The way it works is that John has books loaded into his Treo (mobile/computer) and he reads while I shop. He already has a sidewalk cafe picked out!

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