Missouri Starts Well
Trip Start Sep 05, 2010
360Trip End Aug 21, 2011
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We reached Nevada (a small town, not a return to the state) and fell victim yet again to the Golden M. Here we did some seriously needed catch up blogging and even forced down a couple more burgers. We attracted the now expected crowd of interested Americans and once again explained that "yes, we are cycling from LA to NY…la la la …so on and so on"
We had enjoyed rain earlier in the day and riding out of Nevada we got another shower. You could almost be mistaken for thinking you were cycling in UK as the temperature dropped into the 90s for the first time in weeks, the rains came down, and we rolled up and down green hills. A splattered armadillo on the road and a very lost tortoise reminded that we were in The US. We made it to El Dorado Springs where we stocked up on food and did the final 12 miles to a campground which we had spotted on Google maps.
We had no idea what to expect but we found ourselves at a gem. The site is a dream with shady grassed pitches and wildlife to enjoy. The humming birds were a highlight but we have also watched squirrels and many strange insects going about their business. I have finished another book (this one only took 5 days) and Polly made a great salad for supper. We have just booked a very swish hotel for St Louis on Sunday which actually overlooks the downtown stadium where we will be cheering on The Cardinals that evening.
Missouri is looking good!
Miles Cycled: 54 and it felt like a really full day of cycling