We picked a very good Model A road today with lots of opportunity to stop and cool. A first stop brought us upon Nathan Boone Homestead in Ash Grove, Mo. Nathan Boone was the son of Daniel Boone, he spent much of his time as surveyor, hunter and soldier like his father. It was very interesting but not the Boone Homestead I had visited 20 years ago, that Homestead was in Defiance, Mo. A couple was tending the garden and gave us much more info about Nathan Boone and the Homestead. We came away with a lot of knowledge about the Boone family history.
We stopped for lunch at the local diner, Willy B’s Diner. It had a fifties theme and our Model A’s felt right at home. The blackberry cobbler was great.
Leaving Ash Grove we spotted the Gilmore octagonal barn (also called the round barn) which was built between 1898 and 1907, and is registered with the Historic Society.
We stopped in Mansfield, Mo. for the night only to find that 200 feet down the road was the Laura Ingals Homestead. The museum had lots of items that were from her era. My memories of the Little House of the Prairie Tv series were all brought to mind. Her only wish in life was to live to be ninety years old. She reached that goal.
We are hoping we will be back in the state of KY tomorrow.