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... the manager at Country Inn & Suites, we decided to use Bike and Hike in downtown Effingham and are we glad we did. The first thing we spotted and were offered was a new product called 'Seat Saver', an all-natural anti-chafing cream, yeah; mirrors were second, Larry a bar-end mirror and Devon a helmet mount; lighting was next, all along realizing that we probably needed more day-visible lights so we bought four additional, one ...
... than once in their life. Three gentleman and one lady sitting together, farmers and not, saw us ride up. Larry was shirt-soaked, and when we entered, a woman whose name we later learned was Sue, with her husband Joe, held up her cell phone with the radar view of the rain and lightning that just passed over us. We opted for a quick bite and hot apple cider. While waiting for our order, I worked on de-bugging ...
During western expansion more people left St Joseph than any other city on the Missouri River. The Gold Rush and religious freedoms had people loading up and heading west. St Joseph was a 'jumping-off' point on the Oregon and California trails. St Joseph is probably best known though for the Pony Express, and Jesse James.
We visited the Patee House Museum first, which houses a wealth of artifacts and information about early St Joseph. ...
... GPS that had two conflicting routes, and had to keep lighting the way and signaling all the turns. Needless to say, it was a draining day and I couldn't wait to just lie down and de-stress. Thank goodness for yesterday's pampering in Chesterfield that today feels like it was a week ago. Patience is my new motto!!
One more state down, Good bye Illinois and here we come Indiana, another step closer to ...
Sunday's Drive to Joplin
As planned, I left McCormick's Creek
State Park at 9am. Gas in Spencer was $3.49 a gallon so I topped
off for the trip to Missouri. A woman at the gas station asked to
see the trailer and couldn't believe anyone could camp like this.
Terra Houte was the first major city
along the way. I've been here before for The Highway 40 caravan of
vintage trailers. The entire state ...