|Sunday, May 22, 2011
Yesterday we explored Neosho, MO before leaving the camp. We visited a well maintained city park near the square, then explored the Morse Park in quest of the city RV park. We eventually found it and collected the GPS coordinates to aid future travelers.
We drove 10 miles and saw a sign for the “George Washington Carver National Monument”. This was an interesting and educational stop. As an alumnae of Iowa State University, I was especially interested in his years in Ames, Iowa.
We skipped going through Joplin as Highway 59 bypasses the city some miles to the East. This was about 1:00 pm of the afternoon that the tornado struck Joplin, killing 116 people. We were in Lebanon, MO when the tornado hit Joplin. Friends and family called or texted to confirm our safety.
Monday, May 23, 2011
From Lebanon we traveled to St. Louis, MO and specifically to St. Charles to stop at the Lewis and Clark Boat House and Nature Center. Soon after arrival, the sky darkened and we were in the middle of thunderstorm. We walked from the Casino to the Boat House and took the museum tour. The museum itself is in my opinion, very simple and not worth the price of admission. However, I guess my admission goes to the funds for maintaining the facility which house replica boats. These are worth seeing which you can do for free from the parking lot. We will be doing a lot more Lewis and Clark later this summer.