Thursday, June 04, 2009

I love Missouri!

Despite some gloomy and rainy weather during week 5, I very much enjoyed my trip across central Missouri. At the end of the week I also spent a day in Kansas and arrived at my sister's place near Lincoln, NE. As I write this I am at my sister Sharon's in Pierre, SD (transported by a motorized vehicle) and will hopefully resume my trip from Lincoln, NE on Thursday of next week.

Gracious hosts Rodney and Gerry sent me off from the St. Louis area on the Katy Trail

Scenery along the Katy Trail

Missouri State Capital in Jefferson City

Charming Herman, MOWeston, MOInteresting house along the road

Wolf River Bob - A life long adventurist and resident of White Cloud, KS. He showed me many historic pictures and a guest book signed by hundreds of bicycle tourists from as far back as 1984 who camped for free in the White Cloud City Park. We also spent some time driving around what would appear to be a simple little town on the decline. Through Bob's memories and hopes of reviving a historic treasure, I got a whole new view of White Cloud. Some day I believe one of those bicycle tourists who spent time in White Cloud will return to help restore the town to its former glory.

Wilbur Chapman House in White Cloud, KSBob's Pet Cemetery

Some of Bob's CollectiblesTecumseh, NE

The new Hummer H1000

1 comment:

baker0195 said...

Glad you enjoyed Missouri! Next time you come through I will ride with you thru-state!