Zebulon Montgomery Pike Trail to the sources of the Mississippi 1805 — 1806
Day 13: August 23rd, 2002 Terre Haute — St. Louis
I already saw a Cracker Barrel yesterday, which is always a good choice for breakfast. So I have breakfast there today. As almost usual it is great. I leave the restaurant a quarter to nine and drive over to a gas station. Just past nine I set off for the last leg to St. Louis.
I–70, State Line IN and IL
I have plenty of sunshine in the morning and it takes me only a little while to reach the state line to Illionois.
With my new car pod I am also able to turn the camera. This gives me the chance to video tape myself while driving — oh my gosh, I had hairs at that time long ago…
I–70, State Line IL and MO
Soon I hit the first rain. Then the weather always changes between sunshine, drizzling and rain all the way to St. Louis. I already arrive at my motel around half past twelve. But due to rain and cloudy weather I have to skip my plans to visit downtown again.
I use the time to stock up my CD collection. I drive over to the nearest Wal Mart and spend almost two hours looking through all their CDs. Then I drive back to my motel and start listening through the first bunch of CDs.
I leave the motel around 8pm and drive over to the nearest Bob Evans. Around nine I leave and drive back where I continue listening my CDs. Around ten I am getting tired and go to bed. Tomorrow is the start of my trail!
- Breakfast: Cracker Barrel, Terre Haute
- Dinner: Bob Evans, St. Louis
- Motel: Motel 6, St. Louis
- Distance: 185 miles
Next day is in preparation…