Spontaneous Stop; Boonsville, MO

U.S. by us

The Woodstock Inn of Independence, MO has seen its share of local and national history. Built in the early 1800s, it was yards from two separate Civil War engagements in 1862. The front of the house opened onto the path of the Oregon/Santa Fe/California Trail. For years it was an artist studio and most recently it is an excellent bed and breakfast. It is walking distance to the courthouse square and most historic markers in town. Our stay was wonderful and culminated with a delicious gourmet breakfast. (stuffed french toast not pictured)Continuing our eastward journey, a billboard for Missouri Country Quilts intrigued us. We stopped in Boonville, MO to check it out. It is one woman’s retirement project. Mostly a store selling fabric and quilt-making materials, there is also an open sewing area and always cookies and drinks for anyone who enters the building. We chatted with the owner…

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