Monday, July 27, 2015

Shoal Creek

Shoal Creek is in Kansas City, Missouri - 816-792-2655. It's located in Hodge Park. Next door to it is a golf coarse. 

  • When you've been sitting all day driving it's nice to get out to walk.  
  • It's neat to see this Little House on the Prairie type town.
  • There's a lot to see.
  • They have Civil War reenactment event in October. 
  • You can get married there.
  • It's open everyday of the year from sun up to sun down.
  • There are walking trails to see bison.
  • It's free!
  • If you don't like to walk, or walking is hard for you than this isn't the place for you. There are hills to climb.
  • There are things to see in the buildings, through the windows, but it's hard to take photos inside there. You capture a reflection of yourself, and that's about it. 
  • There's only porta potties. 
  • The Blacksmith Shop was just a shed. Nothing to see there.
Story Time:

Isaak has been hacking and spitting. I said, "What are you doing?" He said, "I"m trying to spit like Grandpa." I knew exactly what he was trying to do. I grew up with the man.

I was walking along holding Isaak's hand. A big bug flew fast into my mouth, and lodged it's self in the back of my throat. I tried to hack like Grandpa - my Dad. It was just too late! It had to be the most uncomfortable gross thing to have a bug stuck in my throat! Travis wouldn't go back to the car, so I could get water. I got extra protein that day. Positive things: It wasn't a poisonous bug, and I got more protein. Negative thing: Gross! 
Now...on with the museum. After I swallowed a lot. The museum was wonderful. 

They had a lot of outdoor farming equipment here and there.

The boys enjoyed feeding the chickens. I wish we could have some. Stupid city ordinance.

This was by far my husband and my favorite building:

A few little structures:

A covered up Old Darry Well:

The boys didn't want me to take photos of them. They wanted to be on the go.

A door on the inside wall:

Doc's Office: 

The Mt. Ararat Baptist Church with a Cemetery in the back:

Crossroads Inn:

The School:

Shields Mercantile: 
I still wonder how and why we lost mercantile in our store's names today?

A House:

I really liked this self guided tour!


Harry Flashman said...

Chickens are a mixed blessing. They eat bugs, lay eggs, kill snakes. But they poop on the porch and on your vehicles.

I think I would have gotten worn out going around looking at all those buildings, but I bet the boys had a great time.

Theresa Mahoney said...

Allison was actually asking me to buy her dried crickets on our trip this year. Ugh! Nasty! Sorry you ate a bug!

Those buildings are so fun to explore! You got some really pretty shots of them!

Ai Sakura said...

Wow I love all the old wooden buildings too!! Do people dress up to theme when they marry there too?

Ai @ Sakura Haruka

An Apel a Day said...

I'm not sure if they dress up for weddings any different than anywhere else. I just saw on their website that you can have a wedding there.

Rhonda Albom said...

Fantastic town. I love places like this too, and great descriptive: Little House on the Prairie town. I have only been to Kansas City once and this is not at all how I remember it.

Indah Nuria Savitri said...

looks like a lovely place indeed...

Masshole Mommy said...

I love exploring old historical places like this. Loving all of your pictures.

Eat To Live said...

I would like to explore this place on foot but my husband would like to ride so he wouldn't go.

~ Noelle said...

How fun. I would love to take all the photos, but I am not sure walking up all the hills would be fun for me. I know Broxton would like it for a little bit. I love the building that you said was your favorite. I see why :)


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