The land of Mark Twain
Trip Start May 11, 2012
22Trip End Jun 08, 2012
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And we drove through Kansas City, Kansas, into Kansas City, MO
The road continued to become more treed and green and the land undulated with hills. And it reminded me of Maine, but for the lack of pine trees, which were few. We came upon 2 deer crossing the interstate and almost had to come to a complete stop, as they could not decide which way to run. We saw lots of wild flowers lining the road, first orange, then pink, then yellow, then back to orange. And they added some interest to the eye amid a sea of green. And soon we began to see rocky walls along the road, peeking out of the trees and bushes…pink and tan and rough and full of character. And it occurred to me that we had lost the trains…our friends through so much of our travels these weeks on the road.
And as we approached St. Louis the land was littered with billboards, some with ads, some pleading for ads, a mar on the landscape of this beautiful country. The State of Maine outlawed billboards back in the 1960's, allowing tourist to better enjoy the vistas and not be confronted by advertisements as they came to enjoy what Maine had to offer. I miss that.
Tomorrow, Knoxville, TN followed by the Great Smoky Mountains on Friday.