Town & Country Inn And Suites Quincy
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
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It rained last night, so my tent was drenched in the morning. I had to wrap it up wet and deal with it later, because it was overcast and never going to dry. The road was great, and I felt better. Once I got a few miles in, I thought it would be a great day to try for 100 miles. I was blowing through it even with hills. The best part besides the nice wide shoulder was the absence of wind. I ate lunch behind a town welcome sign on the side of the road instead of going off ...
Continued to drive south on Great River Road along Mississippi through Illinois....corn, soy, corn, soy...ugh! flat, not pretty. Interesting stop though. Had read about Nauroo, Ill. Big Mormon settlement in late 1800s. Joseph Smith, Brigham Young, etc. Huge temple. Mormons have restored and sunk alot of money into town tor restoration and pilgrimages. I texted Doug Bailey a photo ...
... 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! ...
... staying there for the weekend.
Our day started around 11am and we drove downtown with Brian and his associate, Debbie, in Brian's bright orange Jeep (with the top down since it was a GORGEOUS day). We visited a number of businesses and ticket sellers and every last person we encountered was a pleasure to meet. Lots of smiles and welcomes from the folks of Mt. Sterling which made us really happy.
On our way back to the campground for our lunch break, ...
... did not know that Mark Twain had written so many books and that he drew so much from his childhood experiences and as an adult researching by going/doing. Also his families history gave a great insight into life at that time. fascinating stuff! There were also several other houses in the downtown area that were lived in by people when Samuel lived there and found their way into his books.
While I was in the 'gallery' I met a group of Australians who were also following ...