Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center - Quincy
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And Todd told me to.....
Well I was wondering how to cope with
the four long driving days between Denver and Chicago and Todd and
Amy suggested to take the US 36.
So I just did it and yes it was a
wonderful advice, I went to the very beginning in a small town called
Strasburg and took the straight blue highway toward the East until I
reach the Mississippi river in Hannibal, birth place of Mark twin.
Leaving my beloved Colorado, I ...
... so beautiful so far, but that started changing. Some topography always goes a long way for visual satisfaction, and some hills and even some cliffs started appearing. Then the first lock on the river and the first sign of modern communities along the river front as we neared St Louis.
St Louis was the last city on the navigable river before locks were built. So it must have been quite ...
... illustrated Mark Twain and Huckleberry Finn - they had his original paintings. We tried out some of Mark Twain Brewery's fine beer before returning to the boat. Walking through town you would be forgiven if you thought Mark Twain was the only famous person to come out of Hannibal - not so, Molly Brown from the Titanic fame also from Hannibal. Sightings: squirrels, ...
... upon. Highlights of several his books were on display in the interpretive center – good ones for me to read or reread when I get home.
After walking up and down Main Street, I boarded the Mark Twain Riverboat for an hour trip up and down the river. The Mississippi at Hannibal is very narrow – about 1/3 mile wide at the site of the ...
... Area Campground, an Army Corps of Engineers recreation area on Mark Twain Lake. Six mile drive through a wooded area to get into the campground. Nice site in the trees but very narrow paved drive. Backing up isn’t my favorite thing but I made it on the first try! Walked around – took a path giving views of the lake below. ...