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... an article about the circus and J.P.'s visit at journal-pilot.com.
Gary, our sponsor contact, drove us over to the radio station, WCAZ AM 990 in the fire truck and John did an interview with the dj there. The dj is turning it into a spot they'll play over the next two weeks to advertise the circus.
We were done after that, so after a goodbye to Gary, we packed up and ...
Driving into Bushnell was wildly nostalgic for us...we used to drive here every summer for a music festival that John's old band played. The festival was a week long, on a pig farm out of town, and brought in thousands upon thousands of people. My last festival was in 2004, John's was 2005, and the festival folded just a year or two ago after a long run.
That being said, I didn't recognize a lot of the downtown...haha. I ...
... to turn around and go looking for that rock. Found the rock and not too soon as a truck passed and there was no rock any more. After hunting in the sweltering sun I found my GPS. The plastic cover had a few deep grooves in it as it flew from my bike at 55mph and hit the road. I turned the GPS on and it worked!!! Thanks to Garmin and their rugged (and expensive) 'motorcycle' GPS.
... bullet holes in the door where Joesph Smith and others were shot and killed. For me, coming from a long history of listening to and sharing this story at church and to potential converts it was powerful and very sobering to think about what happened there in that tiny jail so many years ago. We had an enjoyable experience there and I was glad we went. After our stop in Carthage it was time to head to Nauvoo. ...
I am now on the home stretch of long, flat roads heading East.
I started the day by eating at Penny's Place, a silver diner with great breakfasts.
Then mile after mile of corn fields and into Missouri, and Iowa.
Lunch was at the Crossroads, a true western bar.