The Silos at Prairie Vale/Thursday Doors

Hay rake wheel over the door of this silo suite.

There are a few well-kept secrets here in Mid-Missouri, but it’s high time I spilled the beans. I am super excited to introduce a couple friends of mine. They are Wendy and Doug Needy and they have created ‘The Silos at Prarie Vale’. This Airbnb rendevous on the Prairie is a gem! Tucked away in Rural Pettis County, Missouri–near Windsor’s Amish community, the Missouri State Fairgrounds, state parks, annual festivals and historical places. Who needs to stay here? Honeymooners, Fair-goers, World Travelers, Bikers (it’s a short pedal off the Katy Trail) or anyone who needs to destress their life. What an experience!!

Yeah, I know. This sounds like an ad. But I know these folks. I graduated with Doug. His mother, Judy, graduated with my aunt Glenda. Growing up, those 2 spent lots of hours as our room mothers, preparing cool parties for us. So many good treats and wonderful memories. And when I first met Wendy, we were planning one of our class reunions. Judging by the hard work and thoughtfulness they’ve invested in this venture I’d say creativity is just in their genes.

This Thursday Doors, I hope you’ll enjoy the selection of photos Wendy sent me. They will tell you so much more than I can. If you are interested in a more detailed description of The Silos, please click here.

Thanks to Norm 2.0 and all the Doors family who are so kind as to allow me to have this brag moment for one of Green Ridge, Missouri’s finest families. Please visit Norm 2.0 and find the blue frog button for door entries from across the globe. You will be awestruck by the superb views.

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Mexico,Missouri/ThurdayDoors

I found some leftovers in my photo stash that might have some merit this Thursday Doors. This will be a 2nd entry for Mexico, Missouri on my site.

Mexico, population of around 11,000, is located in Audrain County and is the location of a Veterans Home, the annual Miss Missouri Pageant as well as the Missouri Military Academy-founded 1889. It’s the county seat and most recently, was honored with the most snowfall in one occurence in the state for this year so far at 22 inches. (learned that from my husband’s dr)

Memorial Court House-June 2017

On the Square is a common term when referring to a rural downtown location. I was On the Square in the city of Mexico in June of 2017 when I took these shots. And some of the shots (confession time) are screenshots of the area from Google Earth because I felt it was necessary to go to this extent to give a better view than what I was able to get in person.

A place I had to refrain from entering was this music establishment.

Its OPEN 🎶

I have a knack of finding exceptional deals on 5-string banjos. My eldest daughter says I need more restraint from purchasing any more. Here’s one time I didn’t try my luck. Dear Daughter, you are welcome. 🙂

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1907 Classical Revival/ThursdayDoors

Reaching into a stash this week for my Thursday Doors entry. I’m pulling out a 1907, Classical Revival at 112 West 4th Street in Sedalia, Missouri.

A few lights on in the center windows.–Porter-Montgomery Building

Currently this well-kept charmer is housing meetings for the American Red Cross, a local law office and an appraisal service. If there are more offices, I appologize that I don’t have that information.

Plaque on display

Besides being old enough to be on the National Register, it would have seen the
1st US federal corrupt election practices law passed on January 26, 1907. I’m not rattling any political flags, just sharing one fact of the year it was built. You know, being it houses a law firm 🙂

I’m confident that these aren’t the original doors but they are attractive with the entrance.

I intend to go inside and look at those frames on the wall sometime.

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A New Era/ThursdayDoors

So much of our past is right before us and today I’d like to share some of my family’s. In August of 2017 I showed you our local Municipal Building that shares the city’s police department as well as some other city offices. I won’t show that photo but at the time I was unaware we’d be seeing changes.

This building sits behind what would have been my Aunt Ida’s property.

We now have an actual police department housed in their own facility. As I stated above, there was once family that owned part of that property and even though it has been gone for many years, the retaining wall was still in place to remind us of those days.

In October: it doesn’t seem like it’ll be too much longer before they finish it.

New Doors

Opening Jan. 2019

I like the appearance of this new addition to our city. They even have covered bays for the officers to park. And it appears they’ve left the old retaining wall from Aunt Ida’s front yard.

Those lamp posts are Uncle Herman and Aunt Ida’s!!

Many thanks to the designers on their foresight in leaving some original history as you are creating new. This warms my heart.

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ABC Chinese Cuisine/ThursdayDoors

Entryway. Did you know folding screens originate from China?

I had some time off (10 whole days) and while I didn’t stray too far from home, I did accompany my husband and eldest daughter to Columbia, Missouri for his latest doctor appointment. So of course, you have to stop someplace for a little bite to eat. After all, it’s an hour drive from home.

Foodies of Columbia have rated this one of the BEST recently.

ABC Chinese Cuisine had just what the doc ordered, an allergen-friendly menu. Such a relief to have a nice, sit-down, well-prepared meal without fear of a spell of after-dinner nausea. Always grateful for the extra efforts these places put forth for their customers.

Above, a chicken and corn soup–extremely rich and filling. On the right, the mandatory egg roll (not g-free, sorry). Not shown are the main entrees. But maybe next time. For future reference, we have an eggroll recipe coming up in a later post that Is g-free and I have tasted it! So delish!!

No outside door view this writing. Small parking lot and lack of a better angle are my excuses. But we admired their collection they have on display here in the breezeway entrance and throughout.

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