I continued on and was guided by "Karen" on and off the interstate until I got too St Louis. I must have pissed her off... Or I just programmed the route poorly but I ended up taking a tour through the Ghettos of St Louis. Sorry guys, I didn't want to stop to take photos. I did end up passing that arch thing while passing through. I did stop to snap a pic of that.
After working my way through St Louis, I continued on until I reached Pacific MO. There I found a car wash that had a cool neon sign. It was still a working business but the neon wasn't on. Snapped some photos of that and then moved on. Shortly after leaving the car wash, I found this really creepy hotel. It looked like it could have been used to make any of these scary movies (Vacancy, Psycho, etc).
As I continued down the road, I found a sign for this little slice of Americana...the Meramac Caverns. I rode the 3 miles off the main road to find a little cafe that I could stop at for lunch. I also found another sticker for my bike there "Missouri". I snapped some photos of the site then moved on.
There was so much along this segment that I am probably leaving stuff out. I stopped in Cuba, MO and another stop at Mr. C's Route Post. There was another stop at this Indian thing but I don't remember when I stopped there. I did snap some photos but is maybe a little out of order from the rest of the stuff.
As I write this, there is one hell of a storm going on out there. There are "severe thunder storm" warnings in affect until 10 tonight. There is currently 40-50 MPH wind gusts, pouring (sideways) rain, thunder, and lots of lightning. I am sitting in my room watching my poor bike on it's side stand resisting the winds attempts to put it on it's side. All I can do now is hope that is stays upright.
I will post more on this tomorrow. Until then, I'll be seein' you from the road.
Total miles traveled today: 265
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