Fairfield Inn & Suites Quincy
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... 65 miles in, I stopped at a store. Two guys walked up and were blown away by my bike. They wanted to know all about it. They thought it was hilarious and had never heard of bike touring. Their reactions were very over the top and amusing to me. I got a few miles of flat but once I got into Hannibal, it got super steep. I got to my campsite at 98.2 miles, so I biked further down the highway. I'm glad I did, because I got to see some cool sights of the Mississippi ...
... and wanted to get to campground.. $19night with electric. No cell service, will leave early in the morning. Jim is working and needs the service plus, not a nice place to hang out. Buggy and the trees/woods look rather sickly and uninviting. We took off around 8:30 am. Landed in a town off the interstate and did laundry at laundromat -nicer one than last time. Jim conference call.
... convoy and tug boat come thru a lock very near our campsite on the river, one of many for the day. What a hoot!
A trip to the Quincy, IL Walmart took us past the most elaborate Salvation Army building we'd ever seen. The building was named in honor of benefactors Ray & Joan Kroc. We googled "Ray Kroc" and enjoyed an interesting story of McDonald's. A campfire capped of our last evening along the Mississippi....TOOT, TOOT! ...
... We've seen herons and geese out on the water and the entire view is spectacular. Now that it's cooled off, we're enjoying the outdoors even more than before.
Brian picked us up again and we went to another local school that wouldn't let us in during the school hours, but said we could greet the students as they lined up for the buses. In theory, this was a great idea, but in practice, it wasn't so much. The kids were understandably excited and wound up ...
... did not know that Mark Twain had written so many books and that he drew so much from his childhood experiences and as an adult researching by going/doing. Also his families history gave a great insight into life at that time. fascinating stuff! There were also several other houses in the downtown area that were lived in by people when Samuel lived there and found their way into his books.
While I was in the 'gallery' I met a group of Australians who were also following ...