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Today was 106 mile day which was flatter so easier cycling. Again overcast, wore arm warmers in the morning as temp was 68.
Main scenery is now corn fields. Lots. Sadly as the corn has grown so high you can't see over the top so the views are always limited.
Mostly uneventful day. Springfield is a large city and was the ...
... br> When we tried to find the famous Route 66 Cozy Dog Diner and failed, we ended up at another Route 66 place (we were feeling brave until we walked in and found it to be a sketchy place with a tacky Tiki Bar!) and gratefully left when we were told they had just stopped serving lunch. Thank you, Arby's across the street, for your clean place and new BLT sandwich ... phew.
Onward to cross the Mississipi River south of St. Louis, MO.
... Reel Big Fish, Less Than Jake and Millencolin i couldnt of picked a better selection myself! In exchange for our help The General (the guy whos house it was and bowl it was to be) fired up the bbq and we got some gigantic pork steaks. All this good food and music is making me start thinking about going out, apart from the karaoke night in Miami iv not really had a proper night out. Mikels keen and Kaleb is cool to go with the flow. Angie who is the mother of ...
... to end the day - Italian cuisine and a few glasses of wine.
The night was spent at the Lodge at Grant's Trail, a bed and breakfast located in the southern area of St. Louis. We were the only guests (and the only people) in the nine room lodge so it was a bit unsettling, but very cozy. Once we nodded off, there was no care in the world that we were alone.
... again at the Gateway Arch and saw an exhibition underneath it on the Westward Expansion of America - basically how the white americans took away the Indian's land and broke various Peace Treaties with them.
Then headed on across the flood swollen Mississippi into Illinois and a short 100 mile drive to Springfield, home of Abe Lincoln. Still raining and temps in the 40's. ...