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... friendly state of Kansas
to reach Missouri.
Well the US 36 is an old lady and her
sweet name is Pony Express highway as it was the Pony Express trail
as you could have guess. The Pony Express was begin in April 1860
running from Sacramento in California to St Joseph in Missouri, few
kilometres from the Mississippi river and bringing to and from news
making the 1966 mile trek in just 10 days.
And this is what I see and what I did ...
... upon. Highlights of several his books were on display in the interpretive center – good ones for me to read or reread when I get home.
After walking up and down Main Street, I boarded the Mark Twain Riverboat for an hour trip up and down the river. The Mississippi at Hannibal is very narrow – about 1/3 mile wide at the site of the ...
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 ...
... shower is in full force. We all saw multiple meteors in a night sky void of artificial light. It was incredible. The naturalist was planning to give all the kids marshmallows after his spiel, but in the dark, we watched a medium-sized creature hobble across the road, grab the marshmallow bag, and run! A raccoon made off with the treats!
-Can we talk about bugs for a ...
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 ...