Marshfield to Greenfield, Missouri. (58 mi.) Mile 1596
Last day in Missouri
A combination of oversleeping and a trip to Wal-
Too hot. My long-
We are not through with the roller-
We detoured off the route at Walnut Grove, taking Highway U to Greenfield. Highway U is aptly named for the topography. We were told of this detour by Keith, a retired New York banker, whom we met in Houston. He is celebrating his 60th birthday by bicycling across the country, even though his family insists he must be crazy to want to do this.
American flags on every power pole line the streets into Walnut Grove, an intersection with boarded up, vintage store fronts. This area, and nearby Branson, are known as a Blue Grass Music Capital.
Greenfield is the only place where we found accommodations that would answer the phone to take reservations. Our motel room rate is $23.50 (a record low so far), and you had better have exact change for the proprietor. He's the one in the white t-
Greenfield: abandoned and boarded up buildings are common throughout Missouri.
Spelling blooper in store front, Greenfield, Missouri.
Tomorrow we make it to Kansas, where we exchange hills for wind. We're hoping for tailwinds.