We've had A Slice of Pie on our bucket list ever since Barry read about it while researching things to do in the states surrounding Kansas City a few years ago when we were living in the KC area. Somehow we never made it over. But now we've finally been!
Barry negotiated Pearl through the downtown streets of Rolla, Missouri and we found a level parking spot just up the street. Perfect! A few steps later, and the angels sang. We were there at last!
I learned from their website that this small business has been open for 27 years, makes all pies in-house, and that some pies weigh as much as 5 to 6 pounds. That's a monster pie
And, as the website admits, these pies are not cheap. But this was probably the only time we'll get to Rolla, so we felt it was money well spent. After all, it's PIE.
And let's face it: As the sign says...
Barry was one happy camper.
Here's our haul. We got four half-pies: cherry-raspberry, strawberry rhubarb, Snickers, and Peanut Butter Twirl (frozen). The small containers are chocolate and caramel sauce, to add insult to injury.
After all that fun, we made our way to Lane Spring Recreation Area in the Mark Twain National Forest, a few miles south of town.
The campground was mostly empty and absolutely gorgeous, with huge deciduous trees and tons of privacy. Pearl settled right in to a lovely site for two nights, or so we thought.
Turns out, this beautiful place had the most mosquitoes we'd encountered at any campground to date. We really couldn't sit outside, and it would not have been a good hiking spot this time of year. Also, the road cycling in the area was not great as the park was situated off a somewhat busy highway. We still had our colds and weren't feeling all that great either.
We decided to cut our losses and leave after just one night. Fortunately we'd paid just $11/night with Barry's Senior Park pass. Onward to Hermann!
Emily & Barry
We're a long-married, early-retired couple who are currently traveling as nomads with no fixed home base. After years of living in North Carolina (Emily's home state), we spent 18 months living oceanfront on Ambergris Caye, Belize, a year road-tripping the US in a Honda CR-V, a year in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, and are now roaming North America in our 32' motorhome, Pearl, following warm weather whenever possible.
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