Our trip bicycling 210 miles across Missouri on the longest Rails to Trails was phenomenal. We started in historic Sedelia in western Missouri then proceeded through historic trails and towns along the Missouri River, close to Lewis & Clark’s famed expedition to the Pacific Ocean. The capitol, Jefferson City, was a fascinating city with a beautiful capitol building adorned with tremendous artwork including huge murals by Thomas Hart Benton chronicling the late 19th and early 20th centuries of hardworking folks who turned the state into a productive center in the heart of our country.
On our return to Oregon we traveled and camped along historic Route 66. Oh the inspiring buildings and scenery that created the "Cars" Disney movies and special section at Disneyland. Amazing how adventurous Dust Bowl folks were to pack up all their belongings and head westward for a better life in California.