Old Town Christmas Charm
I think Weston is a must-see during the Christmas time!!! The one of a kind shops are decorated to the hilt for Christmas. The Christmas spirit is in the air. It's a great place to pick up a gift or two, or just some things for yourself! I always buy new Christmas ornamants when I go. I really just miss the atmosphere. I was only there a few days ago, and I've been yearning to go back. Everyone is extremely friendly and the town is just so quaint. I'm sure the town is the same during other times of the year, but at Christmas time it's just so inviting!
It's hard to imagine any other town of Weston's size having as many festivals and events - the calendar is full of them, and they are well attended. There's the Weston Music Festival, the Apple Fest, the Irish Festival, the Holiday Harvest Festival, a Christmas Homes Tour, and numerous other events.
For a listing of events, consult the Chamber of Commerce's web site. Additional photos are shown in a travelog titled Apple Fest 2005.
Weston Bend State Park. A...
Weston Bend State Park. A 1,133 acre park administered by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. A very scenic park with an overlook on the Missouri River. Camping, picnicing, hiking, and bike trails are available.
Creamy Irish beer and quaint antiques
It seemed like another country maybe, or at the very least, a more 'historic' area of the US...but as we entered the local Irish bar, we were surprised to see this cellar entrance into a rounded brick cave...more in the tip...
"Unique bar entrance"
Mette in the town, after aquiring some antiques and on the way for some Sunday afternoon refreshment.
There are several things to do here in town, from the shops, eateries, and a local vinyard. We'll check these out more on our next trip up here, just 15 minutes North of the airport and about a half hour from downtown KC. There are several B&B's that could come in handy and look romantic, and there is an annual wine festival here in the fall as well. We just missed a pub crawl that occured the day before.
We'll be back.
"Quaint and Charming..."
are two adjectives one often hears associated with Weston, Missouri, one of the most popular destinations in the region for day or weekend trips. An important Missouri River port in the mid-1800s, it is now better know for its ante-bellum homes, antique shops, tobacco farms, apple orchards, and wineries.
Many like to make an annual pilgrimmage to Weston for the fall color, about the same time homes tours are taking place, tobacco is in the drying sheds, and apple-picking is taking place. It is difficult to comprehend how such a foul-smelling and contemptable article as a cigarette could come from a product that smells so wonderful while it is curing in these sheds. One of the wonders of nature.
"Train Station / City Hall"
This restored train station, located at the Missouri River landing area is an example of the town's effort to maintain its old and/or historic buildings. The landing area, in addition to being a busy river port in the 1840s and 50s, was an overnight camping spot for the Lewis and Clark Expedition in 1804.