Sunday, April 22, 2012

Road Trip

DD2 and I made a road trip to Sedalia MO, she had a job interview and I went along for the ride. If she gets/takes the job, it would mean relocating, but it would be a job in her field of study and that would be important for her future career in behavior/social work. So it could mean she won't even unpack here. 

Sedalia is north, between Kansas City and St Louis, not far from Columbia and the state capital, Jefferson City.  It has a population of about 21,000 and is the site of the Missouri State Fair and the Scott Joplin Ragtime festival. From 1866–1874 it rapidly grew because of the railroad and cattle.
Ohio Street
We drove the historical downtown area where they seem to be restoring some of the great buildings of the era. Sedalia has a number of building on the National Register of Historical Places.
While she was busy, I went to the City Tourist Center/Chamber of Commerce to get some information for her about the town and picked up a newspaper.  She finished the interview and we drove around a little. She was very relieved the interview was over and thought she felt she did well, they didn't reveal their hand any, so she will have to wait to find out more.
Our Googled directions had taken us there on two lane highways, I presume to keep us from going too far north of Kansas City to cut across,which would have been my choice. We took Highway 50  back, through Kansas City and decided to treat ourselves to a Trader Joe's visit which is 90 minutes from Sedalia but close to 2.5 hours from where we live in Southwestern MO.  TJ's Joplin...... if you build it, we would come.

We arrived home, after dark, with the all the bugs of MO splattered across DD2 VW new Beetle and 4 Trader Joe's bags full of our favorites. That really made the day.


  1. Oh, good idea to stop at trader joes. I love it there! What a cute town. I love the look of the streets. I wish her the best on her job interview.

  2. Hope the interview went well. Love the pictures, the buildings are fabulous and Wow that the Scott Joplin Ragtime Festival was held there.

  3. I wish your daughter good luck with the job. It looks like a nice place.