Monday, October 1, 2007

Historic Sedalia, Missouri

The highlight of our motorcycle trip Saturday was the historic Katy Depot in Sedalia.  Cliff and I enjoy museums of any sort.  We got a bit of a bonus, because there was a fellow showing a display of old bicycles that he had restored to like-new condition.  Cliff saw a couple of them that reminded him of the bikes of his youth.  I never owned a bicycle as a kid, but I had fun listening to Cliff reminisce about how he used to clip playing cards onto his bike so that when the wheel turned, it would sound vaguely like a motor.

I've been through Sedalia many times, since it's on the way to Cliff's relatives and the Lake of the Ozarks.  I've spent lots of fun times at the Missouri State Fair in that town.  But Cliff and I had never been to the historic part of the city.  If I understand the information on the website, that huge church is 159 old.  The parish is 163 years old .

The Bothwell Hotel has been in business for eighty years.  On my blogger site, I shared pictures of the Bothwell lodge, which we plan to visit again when we have plenty of time to take the tour.

Oh, for some information about the Wheel Inn and the gooberburger, click HERE and HERE.

8 comments:

madcobug said...

That old bicycle has been ridden many times for the seat to be worn out. I enjoyed the pictures, thanks for sharing. I also went and took a look at the mansion. 31 rooms is a lot of space. Bet they were big rooms too. Helen

deshelestraci said...

Looks like a fun trip!
Traci

mutualaide said...

Nice day trip you had!  Enjoyed the tour.  

exptmircle said...

I swear if I didn't go on day trips with you I wouldn't get a vacation at all.
Cool Sting Rays, loved the banana seats.

marainey1 said...

I agree with someone else's comment - The only way I see the world is through the internet.  Thanks for sharing your trip!  'On Ya' - ma

pixiedustnme said...

wow, you had another nice day!

magran42 said...

These pictures were too cool for words....I especially liked # 11 and # 13.  It looks as if the train (?) was painted to match Cliff's shirt.

suzypwr said...

What a wonderful day trip! Love the pictures :-)

xoxo