Posts Tagged ‘Katy Trail’

The Fridays come all to quickly as the summer flies by.  However, the arrival of Friday heralds the arrival of the Weekly Photo Challenge, this week with a theme of “Fun.”  Fun?  OK. I’m ready for fun.

Last summer, my cycling husband and his friend did almost 200 miles of the 237 mile Katy Trail running east and west across Missouri. I drove the support van, which meant I had three days of fun, including this sign spotted in Rocheport.  Be afraid.  Be very afraid!



The Katy Trail stretches over 200 miles east and west across Missouri, intersecting with a number of trailheads and (mostly) small towns. Bill and Chris carry essential biking food with them–gel packs and other “tasty” “gourmet” energy treats, as well as plenty of water.  Dinner can be eaten wherever we stay, usually a larger town.  But lunch can be interesting, as they like to eat near the trail. Don’t want to lose any time!

The general perception is that the best meals are found in large cities in upscale restaurants.  But the Mulberry Grill and Bakery in Rocheport, Missouri puts paid to that assumption in a big way!  The small building overlooks the trail, and you order at the window.  There are tables on a patio, shade provided by overhanging trees and cooling breezes by large fans.  The day we ate there, it was hot and humid, but the fans moved the air nicely.  Sandwiches used to be on the menu, but Bruce told me he couldn’t figure out a way to make them pay.  The menu consists of a salad option and pizza cooked in wood-burning oven located right next to the eating area, built by Bruce’s dad, a former professor who still puts the pizzas in the oven and who also made the kitchen and the patio.