Saturday, we took a little day trip to Fulton, MO. Fulton is a super cute little town in the middle of Missouri. Their claim to fame is Winston Churchill's "Iron Curtain" speech made at Westminster College. There is a Churchill museum there, which was the original reason for our trip. However, as I mentioned yesterday, we didn't quite make it to the museum.
We got into town right around lunch time, so we stopped at a place I had found online, Bek's. I lucked out this time with my googling - this restaurant was great! The atmosphere was really neat. It was right downtown in an older building, so lots of great character. The restaurant was huge, too, so people weren't crammed together in a small space. We ordered the spinach dip for an app and then split the fried cod sandwich and Bek's burger. Everything was great! The service was on point, too. Our food came out so fast.
The restaurant was in the Brick District which has some shops and other restaurants. We walked around after we ate and browsed. One of the antique stores was HUGE and just chalk full of stuff. I actually was able to find some goods, though. My grandma collects little creamers and I was able to find two there! I always look when I am out, but I never, ever find any. I was seriously so excited. It worked out even better, too, with Mother's Day around the corner, my mom is going to include them in my grandma's Mother's Day present. There was also this amazing bookstore downtown. I was in love. It was a used book store, so all the books were really cheap, but still in great shape. I think that would be one of my dream jobs. I spent quite a bit of time in there looking around, and picked up a few new books to read.
When I was looking up things to do online, I saw that Fulton was holding their annual Morels & Microbrews Festival. It ended up being on the street right where we had lunch and did some shopping. So, instead of heading to the museum, we decided to stay and do the beer tasting. It was so much fun! There were a bunch of small brewers there, live music, and food. Since we had just ate, we didn't indulge in any of the food, but enjoyed our tastings and the music. I was seriously obsessed with the band. They had like a bluegrass-type feel that just was perfect for the event.
The festival got a bit crowded, so we decided to call it quits. Instead of heading right home, we headed to the college campus. It was so gorgeous. We did get our dose of history, as there were 8 sections of the Berlin Wall displayed on the campus. It just blows my mind to think that I was standing and touching something that full of history. So, so cool.
Fulton, MO turned out to be even better than I expected. I can't wait to go back and check out the museum. They also have what looks to be a really neat auto museum, so I have hopes of checking that place out, too. Such a great little town, only about an hour and a half away from the city!
Linking up with Laura, Jenn, and Mackensey.