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Today we ride a huge 539 k's to Joplin
Oh my, 300 miles and a late start, got out at 8.30 and arrived at 7.30 at night. Last hour we were riding into the setting sun.
So today we saw some real R66 road. Rode over some brick blocks as the surface and found some concrete dual highway. We did the Rocking Chair and the biggest sweet shop in the world.
A lot of I44 at 75mph to cover the distance.
... the rest of the dirty clothes. I know it's decadent, but still is very cool! About 6:30, we all gathered in the Smith's MH for dinner with each of us contributing something. It was a good dinner with good fellowship. The plan is to leave about 9 tomorrow morning which should put us in Durant, OK about 1pm. Who knows, maybe we'll go over to the casino and win some money, so wish us luck and I'll let you know ...
Off to Joplin today on a lovely cool morning. Breakfast in a diner off Route 66.
We spent a lot of time riding this circuitous, elusive road, criss crossing the highway, watching for signs; encountering closed roads - it was all so much better than being on the interstate.
All sorts of towns and communities along the way - some thriving and others not, as the temperatures rose.
We stopped ...
... we want to get through those quickly!) and some have only a few hundred. Most of the towns are quite interesting to us (just because we're in America), but now and then you come across something special and unexpected. Arlington was the first example of this for us. We had been on I-44 for a short while (sometimes you HAVE to drive on short portions of the interstate as Route 66 is underneath it) and were driving back and forth over exit 176, looking for a couple of Route ...
... and now it's been twice in the last 3 days. Oh well, the food is good, and they serve beer, so it's worth not driving all over town looking for a place to eat.
Tomorrow we drive down the western side of Arkansas to Texarkana. It's interstate part of the way, and the rest is some mountain driving, so we are allowing plenty of time. We've been that way at least 3 times before, and really enjoy it, so it won't be boring!