As I tried to figure out how to salvage the time and money spent on this trip to Georgia, I pulled out the Visit Georgia package out of my suitcase.
The New Year came and went and I still had pictures in my Hummm file that needed to be released to the greater world. Well, a bit late for 2019… but, better late than never when it comes to the things that make us go Hummmm!
My oldest son suggested we hike a nice easy trail called the Lewis and Clark Trail located on the Missouri River. He told me it was about 5 miles (look above and see it is a bit longer…).
Two weeks had passed by while I had spent some time with each of my adult sons, first in St Louis with the oldest and his wife and then in Georgia with my youngest.
The original plan was to explore the river all the way down the western side to St Louis but when I got detoured in Davenport that plan quickly went out the window. I had also planned to go straight to Minnesota by passing the river on my return trip as I headed to a volunteer work project in Northern Minnesota. I headed back towards the Mississippi River Road on highway 61 North of St Louis. I had one day to pick up the portion of the missed route and get to my B&B in Cedar Rapids, IA.
Five days? To drive from Minnesota to St Louis? Are you sure you are giving yourself enough time?” the words of this discussion played over and over in my head on day five of this journey.