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The rains pushed us into Marshfield late in the day. We escaped for a brief time at Olanna's cafe in Springfield. We had a second breakfast that carried us down the road. We detoured to a local bike shop to check Cat's bottom bracket and had a new rear tire added to Richard's bike. We trust that tomorrow will be ...
Today we rode off into the rolling hills of Missouri and encountered our first road grade greater than 10%. We expect to see a lot more of this in the coming days. Once again the weather gods smiled on us, the wind was minimal, there was no rain and a bit of cloud cover did not spoil our day. We enjoyed the rural ride through small, well kept farms and had a dinner repast at a local truck stop adjoining our hotel....ah the luxuries of the itinerant ...
... the tour, I looked up from the rubber tomahawk section and realized our tour was filled with retired clergy members and it was time to start. The cavern experience was really cool. Stalagmites and Stalagtites, a Mirror River, and a Jessie James hideout, what is not to love?
Tourists thats who. A bunch of pushy, shovey people trying to get to the front of the tour.
I was like " These formations are about 300 million years old, I ...
So we ran into a little trouble... Newt and I stopped for gas earlier in the day. There were a lot of sneaky people around, sneaky like traveling in minivans with families, and stuff like that. We did not realize how dangerous of a place this little "helpful" roadside station was...
After I pumped the gas, thats my job, officially assigned by Newt, I handed him the card and we recorded the data and sped off. ...
... for the museum in the 70's.
Will Rogers Memorial
What a Man. I never knew who he was or about his story. Learning about him is a game changer. It would be worth everyone's time to learn his impact on america. (Andrea cannot wait to spend all this QT learning about all my new favorite things).
DX Packard Museum
We saw some great old cars. Newt remembers his dad purchasing a 57 Studebaker Packard with the ...
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