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... get the work done in a couple of hours. We spent some time there while Robby showed us his bikes, and other bikes that he was rebuilding for his customers, and he showed us some features on his Garmin 800 GPS, a valuable tool for a trip like ours but was unavailable before we left, and still is now. A piece of equipment like that makes riding in unfamiliar areas easier to navigate. After talking about our travel plans to ...
... eye as if... we were in a doctor's office! Of course the story got told that Larry's glasses went by the wayside back in Joliet while changing the flat tire. Sue & Joe left, we ate, Larry went out to get something from his bike, came back in with a pair of safety glasses that he said Joe fetched from home! Thank you Joe & Sue, they became very necessary later that day. Soon after, a farmer named ...
... park that was full with joggers at that time in the morning, The Cathedral Basilica of St Louis, the Jefferson Museum and some old mansions along the way. We had to cross over a bridge into Illinois and the state line was right in the middle of the bridge over the river. Upon entering Illinois we stopped for breakfast at The Waffle House where I had the most tasty waffles (what else would I eat there?).
Sunday's Drive to Joplin
As planned, I left McCormick's Creek
State Park at 9am. Gas in Spencer was $3.49 a gallon so I topped
off for the trip to Missouri. A woman at the gas station asked to
see the trailer and couldn't believe anyone could camp like this.
Terra Houte was the first major city
along the way. I've been here before for The Highway 40 caravan of
vintage trailers. The entire state ...
... factory and there was an overwhelming smell of semi dried glue... funny, i still can't figure out why. =) It was a very informative tour, and we saw glue bottles being packaged filled, labeled. We saw the process of creating glue, how they develop new glues and how they test them. We checked out the labs and the workshops, and almost everything there. It was actually pretty cool.