The day before we left Wildwood, my sister Nancy and I drove to Kimmswick, about 45 minutes away for lunch and shopping. It was a gorgeous, sunny day, around 75 degrees. Our drive was through rolling hills of lush woods, and farms and horses out in the fields after exiting the highway. Kimmswick was a treat as we had never come here together before. And, it was a welcome change from St. Charles, which I had been to many times over the decades Nancy lived near St Louis.
The town of Kimmswick is small, with just 175 inhabitants. There was a banner up, celebrating 250 years. There are many old buildings from the mid 1800s but none were open to the public.
We headed first to the Blue Owl Restaurant and managed to get a table out on the verandah.
After a nice lunch, we headed out to the shops walking…
We went in a few gift shops and stopped in the Christmas Store. One store had a large display of Vera Bradley and we spent some time looking at all the patterns. We made a few small purchases and headed back home, as the sky turned to charcoal with heavy storm clouds.
We almost made it home before the rain. I’m glad we didn’t have far to travel as the visibility was down to nil.
We got home, had a cup of coffee, and Nancy began to make me chocolate chip cookies from scratch to take with us on our trip. She added 2 T canola oil to soften them since I had tried her cookies. Wow! The result is melt-in-your-mouth goodness. There’s nothing better than having a sister!