Day 22: Eddyville, IL ➡️ Cape Girardeau, MO

Today’s mileage: 69.5

Total mileage: 1,141.3

Today was full of surprises! 😊

We got an early start to try to beat the heat. The hills were longer and more drawn out, which were easier on our legs. If you remember from my last post, we decided to take a short cut across the southern tip of Illinois. It just made more sense and it also got us a day or so ahead of where we were!! I’ll take it!

Craig texted me this morning and told us he was meeting us for lunch, so that was the first surprise! We were planning on meeting in Vienna, IL, but Mash and I booked it there and ended up eating a second breakfast.

We decided we would meet Craig in Anna, IL, since we would be there by lunch time. He passed us on our route; I heard the “meep meep” sound of the horn on is Duke as he rode by! We met at a Chinese restaurant and hung out there for two hours. It was good to take a long break. We talked, did some route planning, and Craig looked at a few things on Masherra’s bike.

Then, we had to say bye….again. But this time, it’s for 7 weeks instead of 2.

After we left Anna, it was amazingly flat…all the way to Cape Girardeau!! We were really lucking out today!!

Little did we know, we were about to really hit the jackpot.

My parents decided to come meet us in Cape Girardeau!! I was excited to get to see my parents, especially since it was Father’s Day. My parents took some pictures of Masherra and I as we rode, and then met us after we crossed over the Mississippi River and crossed into Missouri.

My parents actually got us a hotel room and took us out to eat at Cracker Barrel!! Best. Parents. Ever.

I was glad to get to see my dad on Fathers Day!

Welp, folks, that’s all I’ve got to say about today. It’s time for me to take advantage of this hotel room and catch some Z’s.


2 thoughts on “Day 22: Eddyville, IL ➡️ Cape Girardeau, MO

  1. Don’t know if you are pushing for Farmington tomorrow but they have great bike hostel and bike shop. Regretted not buying black trans am bike Jersey there.. Would have been something nice to remember those Mo. hills. Enjoying very much your accounts.of your trip.

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