Bob and I discovered a winery ( via Facebook) about 45 minutes away by car. The website said it would be open for tastings today and tomorrow so we decided to go!
We haven't left the Kansas City area since Tigger broke my leg and a road trip sounded just what I needed. We headed East on I-70 for about 18 miles and then headed North. The land around us quickly became fields waiting for spring planting - mostly corn and soy beans. Cattle fields were empty... have they been slaughtered or are they in barns for the winter?
About 45 minutes later we came across signs for the winery and small fields of grape vines. The winery has a nice small lake and an open deck with seating where one can sit when the weather is warm and probably drink the wine. We're not sure since it wasn't open ( even though the website had said it would be!). Only sign of life was someone in a road grader working on the gravel roads!
Oh well... we'll go back!
We went home a different way... heading further North to the old road that follows the Missouri River. The river had chunks of ice floating in it and the current was really fast. We went through the little towns of Wellington and Napoleon ... and then Levasy, Sibley and Buckner.
This part of Missouri had slaves and Civil War battles. Large plantation homes were on top of the bluffs overlooking the Missouri River... keeping the residents safe from Yellow Fever ... unlike those who lived in the river bottoms...
Being away from home... even if only 45 minuted by car ... was good!!