Friday, August 3
We left home at 5:40 AM in the rain. We stopped at the McDonald’s in Cartersville for breakfast. I got a chicken biscuit and the piece of chicken was huge but spicy. By the time we got to Chattanooga the clouds were lifting and we flew through town. Just outside of Nashville we ran into heavy traffic (as usual) for about four miles. But with all the rain we have had at home, the blue skies were delightful.
At 1:00 PM we stopped at the Rend Lake Rest Area for a picnic.
At 3:15 PM we got off I70 onto Hwy. 79 to, hopefully, follow the Missouri River into Hannibal where we will stay the night.
We got to Hannibal and used GPS to find our hotel. The directions given by GPS had us going in circles which ended up with us having a small accident. Thankfully, no one was hurt. We eventually made it to the Quality Inn for the night.