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Friday, May 13, 2011

The Simpsons and Daniel Boone

O'Fallon,   MO

We arrived at the "Weeb Ranch" this morning with a wecome from Sam!  More on that later but first I want to catch up on our last few days.

Back at the campground in Montgomery City we enjoyed watching the Hummingbirds at our feeder.

 So did Lucky...

One reason we made a stop in Montgomery City was to catch up with our old friends John and Tudie Simpson. (Did you think this blog entry was about the OTHER Simpsons?)     They look as good as ever.  It's been YEARS!  Too long.

The Simpson's invited us to their lovely house for dinner on Wednesday night.    John grilled unbelievably good pork steaks.  Tudie made baked potatoes, green bean casserole, ambrosia, and great blueberry crisp served with ice cream.  (We provided the wine from our previous day's trip)

Following dinner they came to the campground to check out our rig.   They are weekend/vacation campers and the proud owners of a 2010 Puma travel trailer.

Yesterday Leonard and I toured the home of Daniel Boone.  He lived there the last few years of his life and died in the downstairs bedroom.   They do not permit photos taken inside.   This is the back of the house.  The walls are 2.5 feet thick.

The front of the house looks like it would be the back of the house but the fronts would always face the method of travel.  In this case, it was a river.  The front:

Archealogists are working on the property excavating sites of the houses of Daniel's children and his slaves.  Yes, the American folk hero Daniel Boone owned slaves.  

Then it was back to the campground to start packing up for our long 48 mile trip this morning.   It is good to be here to meet our blogging buddies Sam and Donna.


Rick and Paulette said...

Quite the house old Daniel Boone had. Quite a difference between the front and back for sure. Interesting tidbit about the front always facing the method of travel. Never knew Boone owned slaves either.

Happytrails said...

Daniel Boone was Mike's childhood hero! We MUST put this on our "to see" list. It's a must!
Those were some thick walls....great insulation!!

JOJO said...

Very interesting indeed. Never knew he or his family owned slaves. Kind of puts a damper on his being such a great person.

Laurie and George said...

Wow terrific place. Nice house too. It is so great to see friends while on the road..

Kevin and Ruth said...

When we head to Mexico in the fall, we are going to take a definite route through Missouri. I think Sam and Donna had better open an RV park, because we'll be visiting. I'll bring the beer!