GuestHouse International Poplar Bluff
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Yesterday we departed Utica, IL about 9:30. The GPS stated Springfield area ETA as 12:45. We had to slow our drive as most places you can't check in until after 1. Well as it turned out we had no problem going slower since IL is working on their roads big time! One construction area was one lane for about a mile and they were only working on about 200 feet right in the middle. Oh well guess you can't figure out government of any kind.
As we were driving ...
Easy flight this morning. Out of Lawrenceburg at 07:00 (wanted to get off at 06:00, but Hey, I'm retired!) and landed at Dexter, MO (KDXE) at about 9:30. Lots of cumulus clouds (can you say Bumpy!) building to the west so Dexter for the night, it is. Good spot, as in friendly western hospitality, and the clincher is a RESTURANT! on the field adjacent to the pilots lounge! I may never leave! Crossed the mighty Mississippi at about 09:00, so I guess I'm officially "out ...
We pack up and leave Indiana by 11:00 am and head off to Missouri. The drive is good with clear sunny skies. Traffic is moving well and all I have to do is look out at the scenery (and knit of course!). The land here is also agricultural and flat. They do have some trees to break up the fields, but mostly we are flat. Every now and then you see a tractor kicking up dirt in a field but that is about it.
We stop for gas and then over to Walmart for ...
We have really been enjoying these COE Parks - $12/night for full hookups is hard to beat! Just a couple days' stop here, catching up on laundry and shopping before we head for our friends' Gary & Kathy's house near St. Louis on Thursday.
... the Mississippi where a ferry takes us across "old man river" and even though it's muddy, grey and low we savour the moment, feeling the importance of this great river. David quotes Churchill "Like the Mississippi it just keeps rolling along. Let it roll, let it roll on inexorable, irresistible, to broader lands and better days" - referring to the 2nd World War Allied offensive in ...