Holiday Inn Quincy East
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We arrived quite late last night up here in Quincy, IL which is just over the border from Mark Twain's birthplace in Hannibal, MO. Our day was a little bit crazy yesterday. We started out in Joplin and took some pictures of the tornado damage which wiped out entire blocks of buildings. It's hard to imagine the impact of 130-something people dying …
... Lake manmade and feels it. Not a good vibe around here. A hot 85 degrees. Have electric and blasting the AC-took a short bike ride down to the man made lake-probably 20 feet down! Drought throughout the mid west. corn and soy all look burnt to a crisp!
Hannibal is all about Mark Twain.....so much is the Mark Twain Diner, ballpark, etc. Didn't spend anytime there because ...
September 24th, out on the road, heading east, driving Hwy. 36, most of the way. We stopped just over the bridge to Illinois from Hannibal, MO at the John Hay Recreation Area to stretch our legs and find a campground for the night. We chose the Mississippi River Park in Canton, MO, #19, a small park with campsites that front right along the Mississippi River. Soooo cool! Camping always has it's challenges along with its ...
... hilarious to hit him with her 10 ft. long umbrella.
What was the most disappointing was the reaction (or rather, the non-reaction) of the parents who didn't see anything wrong with their kids bullying an adult dressed as a clown. It was as if they had dehumanized him so much that they simply saw him as a punching bag, rather than a human being. He gets that reaction a lot (we've lost track of the number of times people will look him in the eyes and say, "I ...
... down to the Gulf. They had jetted to New York and rented a RV vehicle for their trip. One of man in the group had just come back from a Paris to Beijing motorcycle ride!
I also climbed up 244 steps to a lighthouse that was dedicated to Mark Twain and when I was about half way up I man told me not to bother there was nothing there to see and he was right!
But I was pleased I could climb the stairs without pausing.
Tomorrow it's off to St Louis to play.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHoliday Inn Quincy East
Very happy with out stay here; a little removed from Hannibal, but it was a better value than anything there; our bed was supremely comfortable and a nice breakfast deal is available
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