On March 23rd we went on a 5K Volkswalk in Jefferson City, MO.Â We left home
at 6:45 for Independence where we traveled by train to Jeff City. This is the
gang waiting for the train to arrive. The depot wasnâ€™t open so we had to
stand out in the cold.
We travel in the business section which was next to the dining car.
Dee enjoying the train ride.
This is Lewis and Clark Trailhead Plaza located next to the State Capitol.
The monument recognizes the strong connection Jefferson City has to
the journey of William Clark and Meriwether Lewis. Other members
of the Corps of Discovery are York, George Druillard and Seaman, the
Standing in the middle of the entryway, in between two of
those 48-foot tall columns, is a statue of Thomas Jefferson
(as you might guess, judging by the name of the city, he’s
Our group picture with the Capitol in the background.
Note the sign on the right side â€“ HILL â€“ we went not knowing that
Jeff City is nothing but hills and it seemed like we walked all of them.
One of our stops on our walk was the Central Dairy. The dairy opened
in 1932 and has an ice cream counter at the front. The ice cream was
The Governorâ€™s Mansion was built in 1871 and is one of the
oldest governorâ€™s mansions in the country.
We finished our walk and had two hours before the train
left for KC. Lucky the train station had a waiting room. We
spent the time talking while Steve played games on Holan Ipad.
As we got onto the train we noticed this sign.