St Charles is one of my favorite places to visit. We rode the Katy Trail from Pleasant Hill (Rock Island Spur) to Machens. St. Charles was basically the culmination of this ride.
We rode this day from Augusta. There is basically a food dessert from Augusta to St. Charles. We stopped at the Bike Stop Cafe for lunch. This was the second time we had eaten at the cafe. Previously we had an excellent breakfast, this time we had an excellent lunch. It was delicious and hit the spot. We rode on to Machens and the "end of the line". We were met at Machens by Larry of the Frenchtown Inn. Larry loaded our bikes up and took us to the Inn. Chris met us with cute Halloween cookies and a "beer on the house". The Frenchtown Inn is a perfect B and B. It is well decorated, well stocked, and very very comfortable. The bathroom had all the niceties and fantastic towels and bath robes. The room was spacious and included a couch. Breakfast was amazing. Chris and Larry visited with us while we had our beers and they were excellent hosts; friendly but not intrusive.
We went to dinner at Bella Vino in St. Charles, an outstnading Wine and Tappas bar. Again, this was not our first visit but we still loved it.
After our wonderful night's sleep and breakfast, Larry loaded our bikes onto his vehicle and gave us a ride to the Kirkwood Amtrak station where we boarded Amtrak with our bikes and headed home to Lees Summit. We are looking forward to our next trip to the Frenchtown Inn and a visit with Chris and Larry.
posted Nov 2 2017 2:57PM
- Denise and Mike, Lees Summit MO