Crossroads Inn Effingham
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It was a pretty uneventful day; traveling through Ohio and Indiana isn’t too exciting. We stopped in Effingham, IL, which is about 100 miles east of St. Louis. We were able to get a “buddy site” at this campground and had a great dinner; BLTs and corn on the cob.
Mike is suffering with a bad back, probably a pinched nerve. We are hoping that a heat pad, some Advil and a good night’s sleep will remedy ...
... at least 10 miles
from a significant town! So much for my plan to euthanize the Jeep should I
have to incur any significant expenses on it. I called a garage in Charleston to
be towed. The truck arrived quickly and loaded my old wreck aboard. The belt
not only snapped but was trapped in the air compressor and I’d need a new part.
Do I junk the beast here and find a car to rent for the rest of my journey or
do I fork out ...
... While laid up in Topeka I walked to Home Depot and got some JB Weld and made a stronger repair on my clutch lever. It broke before I got out of the parking lot . . . . No worries a little Gorilla tape put the clutch back in business.
I drove 350 miles before stopping for the night. I was now in striking distance of home . . . Just another 350 ...
... htm) The cafe was highlighted on the Food Network channel on the show "Best Pies Made With Eggs". Jeff and I shared a piece of their infamous lemon meringue. It was delicious and well worth the stop. As I am typing this post, we are driving west on I-70 towards Kansas City. Our plan is to drive to Manhattan, Kansas where we will spend the night. Then tomorrow we want to find the Manhattan cemetery where Jeff's grandmother was buried. I will post more tomorrow. Until ...
We awoke today to clouds and dire reports from all weather sources for rain. Every time we heard or read the gray news we would search for a new source as if it would make a difference. Regardless, we left Macon MO via 36 E towards Hannibal, where we would connect with 61 S. Since the darkest sky was to the northwest we felt that we had a chance of making it to the Arch without rain gear. Once again we enjoyed the ride created by our speed and ...