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We spent last night in Lincoln. It is halfway between our last stop outside St. Louis, and Chicago.
After we left Collinsville, we took a detour to Alton, a town on the Missip where there are locks for river boats. We spent about an hour watching a barge towing one barge 3 boats wide up the river a tad, then another came into the lock. Once the water level had risen, the gates opened and ...
... photos inside. The large group has come up from the YMCA in St Louis and appeared to be a bus of retirees. The lady sitting next to me had a daughter who lived in Melbourne. Our meal consisted of diced salad with crumbled corn chips with our choice of ranch, applesauce or sweet onion dressing. This was accompanied by hand made bread. Following this was the main course with mashed potatoes and gravy, meatballs with sweet-chilli sauce, green ...
Weathers improving ....slightly...stopped raining but still cold. Forecast for tomorrow into high seventies so that is a definite improvement. Progress is slow at the moment because every time we ask an American a question they just want to talk, and how they can talk!!! Nice though . Visited the war museum and the Route 66 museum at Pontiac, really interesting. The bike really uses lots of fuel, only did 100 miles and needed to refill it, it cost an outstanding $7 ...
Happy birthday to my love and my favorite clown, John! We celebrated after the show with wine, junk food, and four episodes of "Girls". A very lovely day which would have only been lovelier if we could have spent it with friends and family back home. But everyone sent John wonderful birthday greetings throughout the entire day, so I know we weren't far from people's thoughts. :)
... blue and red. All hand quilted and a similar age to the one I bought last year.
Another drive and we arrive at Clifford's home where his wife (name slips my memory) cooked up a beautiful meal including home baked bread and a chocolate cream pie to die for.
Time to head back to the hotel for a cuppa and a bit of shut eye.
I promise some photos in the next couple of days ...
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