|From Behind My Eyes - The Adventures of Tim Stubbe||
Wednesday and Thursday I traveled down the Mississippi River on both Illinois, Iowa and Missouri sides. Rolling past miles and miles of cornfields with little traffic to concern myself with. As I traveled from Davenport Iowa south to Burlington then into Illinois and south to a small town Carthage Ill where my father attended college.
Once called Carthage College a small Lutheran college that moved in the mid 60's to Kenosha Wisconsin, the campus now called Carl Sandburg, the old buildings showing their age and and lack of care. I"m sure than my Father would have been disappointed in the condition even though its no longer the institution that he attended.
Moving further south I passed through Hannibal Missouri stopping only shortly to see the town, I then headed further south to find a place to stay, ending up in Bowling Green Missouri for the night.
Waking up I headed back to Louisiana Missouri where the morning sun made the Mississippi River a great photo opportunity.
I crossed the river at Louisiana and rode the "Great River Road" on the Illinois side down to Alton then back across the Mississippi River into Missouri once again and to my friends home in Glencoe Missouri. Today Friday, I'll be going into St Louis to meet up with more co-workers for lunch. Then to a Missouri History Museum where this is a Civil War exhibit.
Saturday will find me back on the road, headed west toward either Kansas City or St Joseph, Since I'm not content with riding interstate, I'm not sure how long it will take to make the 200-300 miles