The next part of my tale is about my time in MO. After we picked up my friends truck at his cousins, I followed him to the capital, Jefferson City, where he lived. It was an easy drive only 129 miles from St. Louis. His friends started calling immediately and the invitations to barbeques began.
But first, I was told that we had to get the best ice cream in the country at the Central Dairy. They also still deliver milk to your door. I agree that the ice cream was fantastic. The cost would break the bank....two scoops for $2.00. He splurged and brought me a ice cream in a waffle cone, the bill was $5.25 for the both of us.
I was also taken to the Canterbury Hill Winery which is a restaurant as well as winery.
I really ate good in Jefferson City. I wish I had taken pictures of all the great food I ate and the people I met.
One day, I was taken the Runge Nature Center in Jefferson City. The center highlights Missouri habitats of the wildlife, the fish and the forest. The bobcat was hit by a car. It seems they are migrating to MO.
Another day we took the back roads of Jefferson City to see the countryside.
Every day of my week visit was an adventure. Everyone that I was introduced to was wonderful and made me feel welcome. I think Jefferson City is a well kept secret and I hope it never gets spoiled.