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Travel Blogs from Effingham
... on the road and ready to roll.
Once I got past Kansas City the scenery got a bit more interesting. It was a little bit hilly and there were tall trees that were showing the blush of autumn which was very scenic and a welcome change. The trees and also provided some wind block which was nice too. I got settled in and the miles melted ...
... htm) The cafe was highlighted on the Food Network channel on the show "Best Pies Made With Eggs". Jeff and I shared a piece of their infamous lemon meringue. It was delicious and well worth the stop. As I am typing this post, we are driving west on I-70 towards Kansas City. Our plan is to drive to Manhattan, Kansas where we will spend the night. Then tomorrow we want to find the Manhattan cemetery where Jeff's grandmother was buried. I will post more tomorrow. Until ...
... road. The kindness reminded us of the typical friendly drivers back home - NOT. About 60 rain soaked miles later we got onto I 70 E. Traffic was heavy and there was a lot of construction so we stopped for lunch just outside of St. Louis. By the time we got back on the road, the storm had eased up considerably. As with all large cities, finding the route to a specific destination is usually not the most direct. Gateway Arch is no exception. After ...
I saw a sign off the highway and followed it on a whim. I'm glad that I did.
The Log Cabin and surrounding buildings were really cool. There were a bunch of people walking around and doing work in costume. There were some women cooking a meal, and people tending the garden. They were using period tools, and it was kind of cool. Puppy liked it a lot. ...
... I'm excited to think that the next entry might be logging 1000 miles.
Greenup Illinois is a small community in rural Illinois. It is home of Abe Bowman, Pitcher for the Cleveland Indians in 1914-1915 with a record of 2-8 and 4.74 era. It is also the home of Cy Warman, author from the late 19th century who became famous after writing about his train trip from NYC to Chicago in 1892 and then went on to write a series of railroading stories as well as popular songs.
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking