Blue Springs County Park
A really good time!!
It was an easy 3 1/2 hour drive north from our friends place in Fordland, Missouri to Kansas City. It's really hilly up here and the roads are like mini roller coasters.
Our Future in an RV. We've followed each others blogs, but have not met yet.
This is a very pretty county park on a lake although the campground is not directly on the water. We had a nice large site with Electric & Water for $26. There were several pear trees but none were ripe enough to pick. Great cell service and right outside the city. A perfect spot for us.
Just around the corner from the campground is the water and boat launch.
We had a welcoming committee.
The idea of the Boulevard Brewing Company came about in the summer of 1984 when a thirsty John McDonald was on vacation in Europe. He wandered into a bar specializing in Belgian beers. After trying all the different flavors of Belgian beer, he was hooked.
It was delicious. When we finished up our beer and snack it was time for the tour.
Steve, Mark and Karen.
What a cute photo booth!
The entire floor was made showing the tree rings. Very unique and pretty.
Nice view of the city below.
The bottling and labeling room.
Ahh, how cute!Joe's Bar-B-Que came about. It was a delicious meal and Mark ordered some Burnt Ends for us to try. Yummy!
This building was inspired by the original Giralda Tower in Seville, Spain.
The fountains were gorgeous and we walked down a nice park strip to walk off some of our dinner.
Beautiful stores and restaurants line the streets.
Lots of green lawns, landscape and memorials. Below is the Veteran's Memorial. Very touching.
Jesse James at 16 years old.
It was a great tour and we enjoyed the museum. It was $8 admission for adults.
Jesse's original grave on the farm.
The James's were a tall bunch!
Jesse James body was moved to a nearby cemetery. We drove over there to find his grave.
Our last evening we were invited to Mark and Karen's house for a Shish-ke-bob BBQ. It was delicious and we talked for hours. After dinner they took us on a walk through the woods on their property. Mark is very knowledgeable in beekeeping and has some of his own hives. They collect and bottle their own honey which they generously shared a bottle with us. He offered to suit me up and introduce me to his bees to perhaps get me over my fear. I very politely declined. Thanks for the offer though, Mark! And thank you for the honey too! It was great to finally meet you both! See you on the road soon enough!
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