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driving to Santa Fe 2012

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14 Apr 2012 02:42 #22589 by jhcarlady
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We waited until 9 a.m. this morning to leave, (in hopes that it would warm up), for Santa Fe in the Auburn. The top was down but it was cold about high 40?s. Since tornados and thunderstorms appeared to be in a line west of IN. We decided to set the Garmin on a path toward Cape Girardeau and checked no highways. We followed ?Sofie?, our Garmin, as she lead us south through MI. and on to Terra Haute, IN. The weather warmed ,and we were beginning to peel off a few layers by noon. We have traveled many of these roads on other tours so it was familiar territory. We stopped to take a couple pictures. The first picture is combine on a pole. (we didn?t see any cars on poles) the second is the fair barn where we stopped to put the top up when it began to sprinkle. It didn?t rain hard but it was still (low 60?s) cold and we didn?t want to get caught in a sudden shower. We are still very concerned about the tornadoes and storms so we will continue south toward Memphis before turning west. http://i574.photobucket.com/albums/ss183/joaniehuffman/th_DSCN3729640x480.jpg[/img] [/img][
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14 Apr 2012 21:52 #22593 by Frank Guzik
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Joan,
Thanks for keeping us posted on your trip. Hope the weather is in your favor. I'll keeping watching for your discoveries on the back roads of America. Have a safe trip!
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15 Apr 2012 00:44 #22594 by jhcarlady
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It rained during the night, and was in the low 60?s this morning. We left around 9:30 this morning, traveling south toward Hayti, MO. It was cloudy and threatening rain, the top was up. As we continued to the south, the weather continues to warm. We saw many oil rigs pumping away, thought this hit and miss powered one was unique. We stopped for lunch at Subway in southern IN. It was a car show in the parking lot, then a car show in the gas station. Just after we crossed into IL we saw this ?Grocery Getter? and thought it was a must have.
We had almost decided to take the top down, but the sky darkened and we decided to wait. A few drops of rain fell, but no downpour. The temperature creept up to the low 80?s and around 2 PM, we stopped at a Burger King for a bathroom break; it was time to put the top down. Not long after that we crossed the bridge to Cape Girardeau, MO. We decided to take the river walk and examine the murals along the sea wall. It is interesting to see all the Historic people from the area.
We continued south and stopped at Sikeston, MO. Dinner was at Lambert?s, ?Home of throwed rolls?. We are concerned about the weather ahead, and are watching the forecast to plan our trip for tomorrow.


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15 Apr 2012 03:30 #22599 by johnmereness
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Love your pictures - please keep them coming ! JMM

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16 Apr 2012 00:20 #22604 by jhcarlady
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Mike was talking to a young girl that worked at the hotel this morning. She like the car and said ?If that car were a person, it would be Marilyn Monroe.? Thought that was very astute and appropriate!
The sky was overcast but the rain and storms appeared to be far enough west that we began today?s journey with the top down. We drove west on 60 but wanting to avoid the divided highways we began programming the Garmin for specific towns. This made it possible for us to drive secondary roads and wander through the Ozarks. The roses, peonies and azaleas are in full bloom. There were tree canopy covered roads and sweet little car lots. We especially thought this VW was an interesting little car. Mike thought it looked like a friend of Johnny Cash might have owned it. We didn?t get rain until 2:30 pm. It was just a sprinkle but we pulled into a shade covered street and put up the top. By the time we got the top up, the rain was stopping, but before long we had plenty of rain. It was never so bad that we needed the side curtains. We stopped early tonight, Had dinner at Lambert?s again and found a hotel.

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16 Apr 2012 01:21 #22606 by Justin Kerns
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Great trip reports - please keep them coming! I love the "sidemount" on that VW frankenstein.....

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