Thursday, September 4, 2003
Alton, Missouri to Joplin, Missouri
708 total miles
So far this web site has been clearly less than advertised. We've grappled with poor phone service and a busted iBook power adapter. But now we're ready to roll.
Day 2 started late. Your travelers were beat after 300+ miles in the rain the day before. After sleeping late and eating a fine country breakfast in Alton we took off for the Mark Twain National Forest.
It was a day full of sunshine, no humidity and wonderful rural Missouri roads. Although our goal is Colorado, we wasted several hours in some great twisty back roads. The Ozark foothills were a surprise. Southern Missouri is a pretty place.
Once back on track, we headed to Joplin. Somehow, we got lost (we have maps, GPS but no spouses to help us out). We ended up in Oklahoma and then back again in Missouri.
No one in Joplin would rent us a house for $40 so we ended us in your basic by-the-interstate hotel.
We would have told you this yesterday but we had no working computer.
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