I crossed over the mighty Mississippi River in the late afternoon. I decided to soak in the last day with the Tagliaferres and didn't get back on the road until four o'clockish. Hanging out with them was the right decision. I did a short day into Chester, IL and am staying in a bunkhouse with a fan and air conditioner. The local chapter of the Eagles maintains it behind their building and it is great. I made a few phone calls, took a shower and am turning in early. Putting in a good day of biking tomorrow will surely raise my spirits.
Chester is the birthplace of Popeye, I made sure to shave in St Louis so I could make a good Popeye face:
Stats and highlights
Ozora MO to Chester IL
Weather: sunny and moderate temps
Spending time with family
Chatting with some Chester youth
A nice lady buying me my subway sandwich