Meet me in St. Louis…

8 May

Upon hitting the “Queen City” of Springfield, MO the character of the Road has markedly changed.  There is less of the original road and therefore we are more landmark to landmark.  We have spent the last day traveling through the Ozarks, it’s a type of place that those of us from New England don’t see much.  For example, look closely at the signs on this bar at Devil’s Elbow.


We spent a delightful hour talking with Ramona Lehman, owner of the Munger Moss Motel since 1971.  She and her husband have finally put it up for sale after operating it for over 40 years.  I asked her what she’ll do after it’s sold and her friend shouted over from the other corner of the room “she’ll tell the new owners how to run it!”.  Old habits die hard on Rt 66.

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Of course there are old buildings and gas stations and neon signs along the Road.

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We’ve now covered over 2500 miles  with only a few hundred to go.  My thoughts on the trip are many and I’ll try to put them into some readable condition at the end.  Today we’ll head into Illinois for the home stretch.

We love hearing from you and thanks to those who have left a word or two in the comments section.  We’re watching the weather today and have been thankful that all the severe weather that has passes through has be in the rear view mirror.

Until tomorrow…


6 Responses to “Meet me in St. Louis…”

  1. Joanne May 8, 2015 at 9:56 am #

    Michael, there is a new business opportunity for you to own the Motel!!

  2. Phil Holberton May 8, 2015 at 11:00 am #

    Michael, it has been a privilege to follow along with you on your trip. Photos are worth a 1000 words! Thanks for the update.

  3. richard cohen May 8, 2015 at 11:45 am #

    see you home say hi to roger

  4. Sally Patrick May 8, 2015 at 1:05 pm #

    Thanks for sharing your week with me – its been a great ride!

  5. Mindy Shanfeld May 8, 2015 at 1:50 pm #

    I love the 4th photo of the house. I think it should be added to my web site. I hope you enjoyed the farm. Did the dogs have more teeth than humans?

  6. flightygirl May 8, 2015 at 10:30 pm #

    Always important to know how to get in touch with the bail bondsman

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