Hampton Inn & Suites, Springfield
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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 ...
... will still be there if it takes you 30 more seconds to see, Now get outta my way, father." but I was like that politely.
Newt and I got roughed up by the tourists (okay they were not clergy, but they were tough 5 and 6 year olds) Finally, Newt and I found that if we were in the back, we would not get pushed around by all the aging clergy members, we could break more rules (Newt and I stood in places we were not allowed to and bad stuff ...
... found out the nefarious plan of the traveling families...
We spent the next 7 hours listening to Gary tell us stories, and the same stories again and then he was even kind enough to start telling us our own stories, and our own stories again... But he and I repeat ourselves, over and over.
After we escaped the story telling Icon, we headed to our room for the night. That is when we found out about ...
... Golden Hawk engine, 275 horse power. According to Newts legend, Grandpa had no Idea what he bought. However, Newt Raced it around western PA like he was a star of some beach boy song.
My mom heard that he had the fastest car in PA, and came from miles away to watch him shut everyone down. That is the true story of how they met and fell in love. (No its not but it would be cool if it was true...)
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
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