Saturday, June 18, 2011

Diverted to Springfield


So today we made a last minute change to our ride plan based on weather forecast in Jefferson City. The forecast was for severe thunderstorms all day with a chance of tornadoes. I decided to change the route and go to Springfield, MO so we would at least be farther East with a shorter ride to Jefferson City on Sunday in case the weather is dicey again.

The ride to Springfield was only 200 miles and we arrived by Noon. We stopped for lunch at Houlihans, which was decent. The Hampton here is older and not as nice as the one we were at last night. After checking the weather forecast, our plan for now is to ride all the way to Davenport, IA tomorrow, 415 miles! That's a long ride for us. So, we will try to get an early start in the morning and pray for good weather. To compensate for the long ride tomorrow, we decided to spend 2 nights in Davenport and relax one day before heading into Milwaukee. The Hampton in Davenport appears to be newer and in a good part of town, right next to an 18-screen movie theater!


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