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Road Trip: pics from June 25
Welcome to Missouri. Getting a welcome sign at the rest stops ensures better success than snapping the sign from the car at 70 MPH. It was easier going south because the exit number go DOWN to zero so you can keep track of it easier. Going north, they go higher. Suddenly you’re at exit #267 or whatever – yikes, where’s the iphone??!!!
Welcome Center at Joplin, Missouri was the neatest one we’d seen on the trip (and we certainly did not stop at them all).
Inside the lobby of the Welcome Center an artist had made a collage using license plates from all over the US. The pictured part spelled JOPLIN. Shown here is the JO. Wouldn’t this make a cool garage wall?
The IN part of JOPLIN surrounded by more license plates.
Decided to stop at a few shops in Missouri today since they were not too far off our path home. We made no advance phone calls since it was a Saturday, just thought we’d take a chance and at least drop off a catalog. This was an extremely clean shop in Monett MO. We apparently just missed the owner – according to some nice business neighbors.
LRS in Mt. Vernon MO. No one there.
Hotshoe Hotrods in Billings MO. Dan Morley & son Chad were still open! Had a good visit and viewed several shop projects. By this time it was 5:30 so we drove about an hour to Lebanon MO and got a room. Had a good catfish dinner at Dowd’s Catfish & BBQ.