Americas Best Value Inn
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Continental Breakfast
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking
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... as the one group partying is on the opposite side by the lake. Gets dark here @ 7:30 p.m.
Note: I don't seem to be able to enter text and photos in Travelpod unless I'm actually online -- a big change from last spring. Unless I can figure it out, there may be delays in posting. Sorry.
After breakfast and bike riding around the campground loop, we drove into Hannibal, the town where Samuel Langhorn Clemens (Mark Twain) spent his childhood years. We ate at the Mark Twain diner (where the kids enjoyed homemade root beer!), then walked up 244 stairs to see a lighthouse perched on the side of a hill. It was a lovely climb and offered views of the Mississippi River (it really is MUDDY!!) and Hannibal.
Next, we visited Mark Twain's ...
We packed up, attached the CR-V, and hit the road. We headed northwest to Missouri. We stopped in St. Louis for a few hours. Enough time for the kids and me to ride the 8-capsule elevator/tram to the top of the Gateway Arch. It was a very cool experience and a great view of the Mississippi River and downtown St. Louis from the top. (Rees couldn't come because we brought our big ...
The kids and Rees woke up at a decent hour (sometime between 9 and 10am), but I was EXHASUTED and slept & slept. (Can I tell you how comfortable the Serta pillow-top mattress in the motorhome is??) We awoke to a beautiful view of Rend Lake. The topography is very flat with lots of trees. The kids journaled while I slept like Sleeping Beauty.
After eating brunch, we took a 10 mile bike ride in the park. We loved visiting one of the ...
... maybe next time. We got to camp around 5pm and settled in, we pretty much had the place to ourselves, it was very quiet. As we arrived, the RV was attacked by gigantic horse flies, then I didn't feel so bad about not stopping for those attractions earlier because we just saw the world's largest horse fly! Another dinner by the campfire and then to bed to rest up for our next state of the journey towards South ...