The best part about my trip to the Capitol was just getting out of my regular routine for the day. Usually my day is SO scheduled, down to the minute, that it is hard to do anything relaxing or fun. I am also constantly interacting with kids so I don't have any time to think.
Spending over 6 hours in the car is a great chance to think. After finishing my book, listening to music, and enjoying the scenery, I had a lot of time to think about posts for this blog. I also had time to reflect on the day.
But my favorite part of my journey had to have been my stop for lunch on the way home.
Miss Bever is from Eldon, Missouri. As I was driving to Jefferson City, I realized that Eldon is only about 30 miles away. I did not realize that Eldon was so close to Jefferson City. I had never really heard of Eldon, except that it is where Miss Bever is from.
She knew that I was going to central Missouri for the day so she sent me a suggestion for lunch.
Find the big red barn looking building, the CREE MEE. They are famous for their footlong chili dogs and marshmallow pepsi.
I found the big red barn looking building and ordered my footlong chili dog and marshmallow pepsi. I sat outside on the picnic table and quickly ate the footlong. I really liked that they put the cheese under the hot dog, with the chili on top. Also, they steamed it so the cheese would melt and the bun would be soft.
It was a little cold, and a little windy and I was wearing dress clothes. I managed to each the entire chili covered hot dog without getting any chili on my dress clothes. I was quite proud of myself. I also had a side of tots.
The marshmallow pepsi was unlike anything I have ever tasted. It reminded me of a vanilla coke from Sonic, except that was nothing like a vanilla coke. It was better, a little sweeter, but not too sweet.
After my visit to the Cree Mee, I took a little drive down Maple Street. There were lots of antique shops, I really wish I would have had time to stop, but it was already 3:00, so I really needed to make my way home.
Eldon was a lot bigger than I imagined. They have a place called the Eagle Stop, you can get lunch, gasoline, a car was and taxidermy services all in the same building. It looked like a great place.
Now when Miss Bever says that she is from Eldon, I know what to imagine because I have been there.
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