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... friendly state of Kansas
to reach Missouri.
Well the US 36 is an old lady and her
sweet name is Pony Express highway as it was the Pony Express trail
as you could have guess. The Pony Express was begin in April 1860
running from Sacramento in California to St Joseph in Missouri, few
kilometres from the Mississippi river and bringing to and from news
making the 1966 mile trek in just 10 days.
And this is what I see and what I did ...
... hub back in the day before locks, literally the heart of the country. I was cleared to remain tracking the river through controlled airspace, which was greatly appreciated, as it took me right past the city and next to the famous St Louis Arch.
As I passed to the north of the city I saw the first full marina on the river, and then I realised what else I hadn't been seeing on the ...
Day 31 Today we walked off the boat onto a bus and drove across the road, to Mark Twain's (Samuel Clemens) boyhood home. Except for some caves, everything to see was within three blocks of the waterfront, Huckleberry Finn House, Becky Thatcher House ( the real Becky' house - Mrs Franklin was two blocks away), and a few museums. We went to the Norman Rockwell Gallery - the ...
... It widens to ½ mile down river. The town along the river is small, trains travel past often, most of the shoreline is wooded. A huge cement factory is downstream and we passed two barges tied up to an anchor barge – one permanently anchored to the bottom of the river. Anchor barges were new to me. No buoys in the river here. We saw the cliffs ...
... as the one group partying is on the opposite side by the lake. Gets dark here @ 7:30 p.m.
Note: I don't seem to be able to enter text and photos in Travelpod unless I'm actually online -- a big change from last spring. Unless I can figure it out, there may be delays in posting. Sorry.