Daily Archives: April 18, 2017

Weston Bend, Tobacco Barn

There was one day with pleasant weather during spring break last month, and I had a chance to get out of town with my granddaughter to visit Jack at the VA complex in Leavenworth for a day out.¬† For lunch, we brought a picnic to Weston Bend, a state park in Missouri. I didn’t get good photos of the view over the Missouri River¬† (you can also see the federal penitentiary at Leavenworth, KS from the overlook), but we ate lunch by this old tobacco barn and explored a bit. There are 5 tobacco barns in the area and evidently people still grow tobacco here.

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I’m not supposed to put photos of my granddaughter on the internet, but I’m sneaking this one in so you can see the size of the building. I don’t know now why I didn’t try to get a full view of it, but probably the light was wrong.

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We couldn’t actually get in, but there were plenty of ways to peek inside and through.

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There’s a lovely camping area there, and plenty of walking trails, so I hope I get back soon before the oak mites and ticks make it unpleasant to be outdoors. The town of Weston is also worth exploring, as it dates to pre-Civil War, but I’ll save that post for another time.