Ramada Plaza Springfield Hotel And Oasis Convention Center
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Ten Days to Texas
On this long, challenging bicycle journey, I am currently 120 miles, or 3 days west of Kansas. There I will turn south for another 2 or 3 days to knock off Oklahoma and Arkansas on my way to Texarkana at the Texas state line.
Just writing those words seems a bit surreal, but it's been like that for the entire trip. In reality, I now have over 5300 tough miles behind me ...
... and banter with them and they made us feel so welcome.
We were given a $20 voucher for a local restaurant and drinks vouchers for the (posher) Hilton next door. We had a really blast checking in.
Our room was lovely, and the view was into the local stadium.
After a chill, we headed out to Micky Mantles. A nice restaurant situated a block away. To say the food was nice would be an understatement. We ...
... a fat kid on..... Well eggs and bacon! I had toasted bagels, and treated myself to a waffle. I tried to eat it all, but it was just SO much!!! We checked out and set off in the Mustang. St. Louis by day felt like a totally different city. It was surprisingly quiet, especially for a Monday morning. The traffic was a breeze (especially compared to Chicago!). We went to The Arch and made our way over to the spectacular sight. Mark wanted to go up the ...
... is in fact a nuclear bomb shelter built in one of the caverns! The tour was over an hour long, so we gave it a miss and pressed on and once again the female navigators let the team down! We had been driving along a small service road not far from the Interstate when Mumsie remarked that we hadn't seen a Route 66 sign post for ages, so Greg had a look at the map and we were actually on the wrong side of the Interstate!!!! ...
That put me on secondary 291 southbound from KC where at Harrisonville I, you guessed it, missed my turn again! I wanted to hit Hwy 7/13 into Springfield, but was in the wrong lane when the turn came up. Dangit!
Reading this you must think: "This guy can't be trusted to navigate across a country considering how many turns he misses!" ..................but, you can't discount the serendipity factor. I consciously seek out the roads less traveled, ...