We officially got underway today with a drive from Omaha to St Charles, MO. It was a good day for a drive. Started with cloudy skies but became partly cloudy most of the way. It turned cloudy again shortly before arriving in St Charles.
Our basic route was to be I-29 to Kansas City and then I-70 across Missouri to St. Charles. However, at St Joseph, our GPS’s (yes we travel with two…..His and Hers!) said we should take US 36 and US 63. We had time so decided to follow the electronic recommendation. What a nice route. It was 4 lane all the way, with speed limits either 65 or 70. There was not much traffic and passed towns with interchanges for driving into town if needed. Much improvement over traffic in the KC area and much lower amounts of traffic than on I-70. We picked up I-70 at Columbia, MO and had quite a bit of traffic to contend with.
In Chillicothe we took pot luck with a restaurant with an interesting name that was listed in the GPS called the Washington Street Food & Drink Co. We had a very nice lunch.
We arrived in St Charles late afternoon and after checking into the motel headed to downtown St Charles which has old buildings and brick streets.
There is a restaurant called Louis and Clarks that we have eaten at in the past.
It is connected with the Trailhead Brew Pub. I had the Trailhead Red Amber which is excellent. The food is as good as we had remembered. On the menu for both of us was the Mahi-Mahi with Macadamia Nut butter.
Tomorrow, we do the drive from St Charles to Louisville, KY and some time with our good friends Charles and Karen.
If you have any comments or suggestions for this travel log, please let us know. Meanwhile, we will add more tomorrow.