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Travel Blogs from Burlington
It's Flag Day and my flag of choice is a giant banner that reads, "IT'S MY BIRTHDAY!"
I celebrated at Mom's with a good book, Lifetime movies (murder & mayhem, not sappy), and pistachio cake. She even let me have the gooey center pieces - quite possibly because she saw what happened when The Nightmare Nanny didn't get her way.
... fully mouth-pounded. Also booze (thanks Norma) because I'm traveling with my mother.
This was phase 1 of my packing experience - all now sealed in an airtight plastic container, Airtight because of the bears. Also, I left the honey here in FM after reading "The House at Pooh Corner" - where I learned that bears cannot resist honey. Smart. ...
... to it, got some beer at the store, sat out right next to the ole Mississippi. Nice spot. People are very friendly, crusty but very friendly. They have showers (cool water )and flush toilets (yeah!!!). The river is down 6 feet! They say it floods the entire campground every spring. Can you imagine? sunny, high 70s. we've had such nice weather the entire month. Jim met 'Charlie', very friendly guy in his 70s.
We arrived in Carthage earlier than we needed to which was nice because that meant we actually had time for lunch before heading out with the sponsor. It got hot again today, so at the risk of people peeking in our windows (which happens more often than I could have ever imagined), we opened the shades, opened the windows and let the breeze in.
The sponsor, Carthage Vol. Fire ...
... Bad stuff: the gear change lever bar that I tap up/down to change gears snapped off leaving me with only the connector shaft to change gears with. Good thin was that I took the bike to an autobody shop and the guy there drilled a hole in the shaft and put a bolt in so I could change gears. I have also arranged via e-mail with the BMW Dealer in St Louis to fix my bike of Friday.
How has this b&b rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking