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Another town closed on Monday

Posted Monday, October 29, 2012, at 1:04 PM

This is as close as we got to the Blue Owl Restaurant...
Good Day/Bad day to be on the road

We're driving back from Minnesota, and we decide to stop in Kimmswick, Missouri to eat lunch at the much-touted Blue Owl Restaurant.

I've never been there, and it looks as if today isn't going to change that. The entire town is closed, a lady on the street informs us.

The little town looks as if it's set up for tourists, looking for quaint shops that sell various unique--perhaps homemade--perhaps country--items.

However, the day is not a total disaster, as the sun is shining, and the weather is a marked improvement over Friday, when the wind almost blew us off the road.

I'm always interested in old towns which have re-invented themselves.

And--I'm almost home, armed with photos of my four precious grandchildren!

On another good point--It's really doubtful that Hurricane Sandy, which they're calling the "Storm of the Century," will be able to reach Missouri.

Just another good reason to live in the Heartland!

Another day, Kimmswick!

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Madeline (Giles) DeJournett is the Advance writer for the North Stoddard Countian. A retired high school English/history teacher, she spent 32 years teaching in 5 schools in Missouri and Alaska. These days, she lives quietly with a menagerie of wild and domestic animals on 52 secluded acres in the remote Tillman hills south of Advance. She graduated from Dexter High School in 1960 and Southeast Missouri State in 1964. She can be contacted at advancensc@sbcglobal.net.
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