Days Inn Joplin
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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.
... Joplin about 1:30. The other two couples were already here even though one of them made a working turn and ended up lost. Once we got hooked up, Bob want to watch the football game (not sure which one) in the Smith's MH and I went to the Ellerbock's to visit and we ended up playing SkipBo. I love having a washer & dryer in the MH. This morning I did the bed sheets before we left the fairgrounds, then tonight ...
... T'shirts and all sorts of memorabilia from the ride.
While we were there a number of german bikers arrived who we had seen at various spots along the way. Typically, they did not pass on the message that Russell was trying to find us and had been all day.
While at this stop, a man turned up in a car called the "Phantom" and stated that there was only 2 left in the world - I must say, it was ...
... 33 or so. Being the space geek we stopped at Marshfield, the hometown of Dr Edwin Hubble, where they have a quarter scale replica of the Hubble telescope. Springfield to Carthage was roughly 45 miles straight so I may have out the head down for a minute or too.....the drive gets tiring lol. Crossed the boarder into Kansas which only covers 13 miles of Route 66 but it was by far one if the prettiest bits of the route. Got my phot taken ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
not our first choice, but EVERY place we'd called early that morning was booked.
room was on 2nd floor -- no elevator so bags had to be carried upstairs.
we arrived late that night -- room was terribly warm and took quite some time to cool down. thankfully the a/c was working well, and the room was actually freezing when we woke up the next morning!
provided a hot breakfast (eggs, sausage, etc.) but we were in a hurry to get on the road and passed.
bottom line, it appeared clean, staff was friendly, and it served it's purpose.
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