Fairfield Inn & Suites Quincy
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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 ...
The morning started with breakfast under the wing. Having raided my emergency provisions kit, I rediscovered all sorts of goodies. I knew I could boil water, and I always have my portable espresso machine with me to avoid the inevitable coffee desert.... But I also found the Porridge Bars that I had bought in Scotland, which are frankly just the best. Simple things.... Talking of which, meet my travelling ...
... illustrated Mark Twain and Huckleberry Finn - they had his original paintings. We tried out some of Mark Twain Brewery's fine beer before returning to the boat. Walking through town you would be forgiven if you thought Mark Twain was the only famous person to come out of Hannibal - not so, Molly Brown from the Titanic fame also from Hannibal. Sightings: squirrels, ...
... upon. Highlights of several his books were on display in the interpretive center – good ones for me to read or reread when I get home.
After walking up and down Main Street, I boarded the Mark Twain Riverboat for an hour trip up and down the river. The Mississippi at Hannibal is very narrow – about 1/3 mile wide at the site of the ...
... Area Campground, an Army Corps of Engineers recreation area on Mark Twain Lake. Six mile drive through a wooded area to get into the campground. Nice site in the trees but very narrow paved drive. Backing up isn’t my favorite thing but I made it on the first try! Walked around – took a path giving views of the lake below. ...