This morning’s meeting place was at American National Insurance. A possible starting location, however, leaving that location could be an issue.
I’ve been meaning to run a “Route Scout” since late fall, but life has gotten in the way. With spending free time on the F100 and terrible weather, I just didn’t get it done. I’ve had about a half a dozen routes mapped, just hadn’t had the time to run them in an old vehicle. Today, that has been resolved!
I had been watching the weather report for this weekend, yet failed to clear it with my missus until Thursday evening. Needless to say, I couldn’t roust up anyone to run with me. That was fine, however, because it allowed me to backtrack a few options and stop for some photos.
I’m still working on the starting location, and have some e-mails out, but I ran what is close to the final draft for this year.
The route will start on the east side of Springfield, and will wind it’s way through the following towns: Strafford, Marshfield, Rogersville, Ozark, Highlandville, Galena, and will end at the Crane, MO City Park.
The view leaving Springfield. Notice, still some ice on the shoulder of the road from 2 days ago!
Approaching the bridge over the James River.
Coming up to the second crossing of the James River, on Highway 125.
A section of Route 66 between Strafford and Marshfield
I found the Hubbel Telescope on the square in Marshfield. It’s smaller than I expected.
A cool mural, just off the square, in Marshfield.
Dang it, they didn’t serve breakfast.
The Frisco Caboose in Rogersville, MO
Stopped by Alan’s shop, but he wasn’t there.
The bridge next to the Ozark Mill.
Nobody was there to load my truck!
Outside of Galena, MO
Another shot a little further down the road.
And another one…
Hey, what’s with the caboose shots? Made it to the City Park, in Crane. A great facility, with a large pavilion and plenty of picnic tables.
We stopped here on a color tour, back around 1998.
And a little better angle.
Happened to spot Deputy Barney Fife’s car.
Glad he didn’t give me a ticket for parking in a no parking area!
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The FUN is in the RUN!!!