The Eagles Nest Hotel & Conference Center
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... tracks run parallel between the highway and the river. It made for a very Huck Finn feel. The town is obsessed with Mark Twain, because it was his boyhood town. Everything is named in regards to him. I saw a sign for "home of the Mark Twain fried chicken!" What? Oh tourist traps.... If I were more into celebrities, maybe I'd be more excited about all of the hype. I stayed at the Mark Twain Cave Campground. It was the only camp near my route. $19 for no water, electric, ...
... 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 ...
... convoy and tug boat come thru a lock very near our campsite on the river, one of many for the day. What a hoot!
A trip to the Quincy, IL Walmart took us past the most elaborate Salvation Army building we'd ever seen. The building was named in honor of benefactors Ray & Joan Kroc. We googled "Ray Kroc" and enjoyed an interesting story of McDonald's. A campfire capped of our last evening along the Mississippi....TOOT, TOOT! ...
... 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.
... tear through the whole ceremony. After she was baptized the priest took her from her mom and walked down the center aisle of the church and the little girl smiled at everyone.
When mass ended we went back to our room and rested for a while, it was a bit warm and humid and Dave didn’t feel like going out. After a brief rest I went back to the quilt shop to look for ...
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