Wednesday, July 1, 2015
We will be parked for one more week here in St.Charles, and then will hit the road again. It has been nice visiting family and friends, but we have had two tornado scares and that is enough. The last one was Sunday when a tornado touched down about 10 miles from here. There has also been a lot of rain which has created a lot of standing water that has brought on tiny insects. They have invaded our home.
It is a fairly easy walk on the Katy Trail from our home into historic St.Charles. As I mentioned in an earlier posting several years ago, St.Charles was once an Indian village of 450 people which Lewis and Clark visited in the early 1800s. From 1821 until 1825 it was the state capitol of Missouri. The sign on the building says "Dry Goods Peck Bros. Hardware". The first floor of the Peck brother's building housed a general store and Ruluff Peck's family residence. The second floor of the two adjoining brick buildings was divided and used as the House and Senate chambers, an office for the governor and a small committee room. Today it is a Missouri State Historic Site and visitors can take a guided tour through those rooms.