Thursday, April 21, 2016

Historic St Charles

Continuing our Missouri trip...
The wedding was held on Saturday morning to allow some travelers to go back home.  We didn't want a late night drive so we spent the night.  That meant we had some time late Saturday afternoon and evening for some fun.
We visited the historic section of St Charles.  If you ever are near it I recommend it!  When Missouri was first a state, St Charles was the Capitol.  Here's a few pictures to show you what it looks like.




There are lots of signs designating historic sites.




Beautiful old houses,





and old buildings like this.



The building above had these doors in the sidewalk to get into the basement.



and these openings through which you could see the Missouri River.



This house was a Mother-in-law house.  It was connected to a bigger house.  I could live there without a problem!



I love these old houses.  Many of them are little shops now.



 There were still cobblestone streets!



It felt like we were stepping back in time.



After walking around, we went here for supper.  This is the Lewis and Clark Restaurant.  There were several things about the Lewis and Clark expedition in town as past of their trail went through where the city is now.


Here's our group at supper to give you an idea of what it looked like inside.



 After supper we walked down to the riverside.  This is the Missouri River.




 This is the old train depot near the river.  After some walking it was back to the hotel, to get ready for an early morning.


 We left at 6 am.  It was another perfect day and we were greeted by this sunrise about 40 minutes after we left.
Our drive home was smooth and we were home by mid afternoon.
We had such a nice time and it was fun to spend time with family this way!

17 comments:

Mildred said...

Beautiful pictures, Mari. I love those old houses and buildings. The views of the River are lovely. I can imagine it was fun to walk on the cobblestone street and browse thru the shops and then enjoy a nice dinner. Thanks for sharing your trip.

Sally said...

Love the pics, Mari. So glad y'all were able to stay and enjoy the scenery. We have some brick roads here. Back in the early 50's, Green Cove had a military base which is gone now; it's taken years to rebuilt slowly. But, I do love it and seeing some of the really old homes. You take great photos! :)

xoxo

Arlene Grimm said...

What a fun trip. One of our good friends here in Decatur grew up in St Charles and his father and brothers still live there. Thanks for giving me a glimpse of my friend's home town.

Joyful said...

It's always fun to have a few extra hours in a place to explore. The city looks so nice. The scene down by the river is very much like where my mom lives.

Sylvia said...

Love all your pictures Mari. Always gives me a good idea of what the States is really like.

Jean Stauffer said...

I LOVE these pictures! Makes me want to read more about the history of the town. Sounds like such a lovely weekend.

Heather said...

Those old houses are fantastic! It looks like a place I would love to visit.

Connie said...

Looks like a place where you could go camera happy...quaint, and with family, priceless....

Terri D said...

What a great place to visit, and one I never would have given any thought to. Thanks for the tour and information! Wonderful photos, Mari! So glad you had such a fun get-away!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Mari, I just came over from Mildred's blog. What a charming town! One I've never heard of. One of my favorite bloggers recently moved to Missouri. I'm going to ask her if she's anywhere near St Charles.

Karen said...

Thanks for taking us along, Mari. St. Charles looks like a charming place that I would love to visit. I'm so ready for a road trip, just need to figure out where to go!

Changes in the wind said...

Lovely place to visit, love the cobblestone streets!

Cherdecor said...

I'm so glad that you got to get away with your relatives and spend enjoyable time together. The historical town you visited is right down your alley. I am happy that you got to go there.

Simply Linda said...

Lovely photos, Mari...thank you for sharing. Have a beautiful weekend, friend.

Amy at love made my home said...

What a beautiful place, so glad you enjoyed it so much and had such a great time!! xx

HOOTIN ANNI said...

What a nice, pretty, and quaint oldtown!! I'd love to shop in the old buildings...I bet I'd find some treasures. And of course Bud would love the historical value of it all.

GREAT photos Mari.

Jenny said...

You all sure made the most of that road trip. Having seen your pictures, I'd love to visit there. xoxo