The next stop on our journey was at the St. Charles County Heritage Museum at Heritage Park. As our feet touched dusty ground in the parking lot just in front the of the cake, I felt a cool breeze and paused for a moment to take a deep breath. And in that moment, Miles and I could both feel our cake hunting heritage – from the voters who decided to make this location the home of a cake, to the artist who designed and painted it, to the mysterious cake placer people who carried this beast to it’s final resting place and finally to the other cake hunters like myself who had visited this cake before me and those that would visit it after we had left.
All of this was part of our cake hunting heritage, and the gravity of this realization was not lost on Miles as he walked right up to the cake and had the best ear itch of his life using the base of the cake as a resting post.
An integral part of our cake hunting heritage is the St. Charles County Museum itself which is dedicated to educating the public about the history of St. Charles County through interactive displays and different exhibits. The location of the museum is unique as well as the land on which it sits was a popular recreation area for local St. Charles County residents for many, many years.
So with the dust of our heritage on our flip flops and paws and a little more knowledge in our heads, Miles and I bid farewell to this cake location and continued our journey into the wilds of St. Charles.