Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Long Day today on the road

Today was a long ride day.  Great ride along the Mississippi for about 100 miles.  Car is running great, a little rain, no traffic and a soft bed waiting in Ellisville MO.  Many small towns along the river , some with vitality and others that time had passed by many years ago.

The towns and hamlets are starting to be farther apart, and people fewer and fewer.  Prosperity and wealth seem to diminish as you leave Ohio and Indiana and move into southern Illinois and northern Missouri.   Staying with Jerry Craig,  who raced and still races corvettes.  One of the last of the original of  gang of corvette racers.  He bought his first Corvette in 1958, brand new , and has had over 14 corvettes over the years.  Great hosts , he and his wife  Armynta.

Off to KC , Kansas tomorrow and then on to Iowa and Minnesota.  Will take a few days off to visit my nephew Ross and his wife and 3 children in Northern Minnesota.

I have been fortunate not to have to tent so far,  hope that continues until big sky country next week

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