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... Missouri River" while I'm away. ...rivers can't sense sarcasm, right? Just last year the river rose over 30 feet, filling Cooper's store with over 18 inches of muddy water.
Anyways, really hope that doesn't end up being foreshadowing. Our plane leaves on August 4. Starting to really feel the prelude to adventure!
Just as the song says -- What a difference a day makes, 24 little hours...!
My sister-in-law had signed us up for a bus trip sponsored by a local bank. It was billed as a "mystery trip". We did not know where we were going but it didn't matter. We were definitely going to have fun!
Our concern was what to do with Bruiser but Judy had that already planned. A dog-sitter was scheduled to pick up her dog, so Bruiser was a just an ...
Beautiful morning with no humidity and a temperature of 74 degrees when we pulled out of the campground in Granite City. Almost immediately we crossed the Mississippi River and stopped for gas about a half hour later. Gas was only $3.18/gallon and we did find out that our credit card allows us to charge only a certain amount at a time. So far, we have not filled the tank totally but get close.
For most of you who know, Pat and I say a Rosary ...
... to reach Marcus because he is very good at finding great places on the internet...but, he may be en route to LA...missed him anyway. Anyway...it didn't look full of promising possibilities. The folks looked very unhappy on the streets. The next place I pulled over looked interesting...but, I didn't see anyplace to eat. I asked a man stopped next to me at the red light in a heating and cooling truck...probably eats ...
... looking online for hours of the nearby wineries in the brochure, a trend appeared: website invalid, winery closed, again and again. Only one appeared nearby and open: Serenity Valley Winery. Rural Missouri, down a blacktop road with fantastic hills and curves, on the edge of a lake/pond. Fun fact: Missouri has no natural lakes.
Upon arrival, we realized that ...
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