Mark Twain Superhero

Trip Start Sep 03, 2013
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Trip End Sep 29, 2013


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Friday, September 13, 2013

Spent the morning at the BMW shop. My appointment was for 1 0am, I arrived on time and my bike went into the shop at 10:10am. The bike came out road tested at 11:00am. In the mean time I had wonderful conversations with their friendly staff and time passed so quickly it was a shame to go.
I then headed north to Hannibal to visit the Mark Twain museum (Samuel Clemens) . The museum was in two sections 1. Mark Twain's home the other was the gallery. Both were extremely interesting I did not know that Mark Twain had written so many books and that he drew so much from his childhood experiences and as an adult researching by going/doing. Also his families history gave a great insight into life at that time. fascinating stuff! There were also several other houses in the downtown area that were lived in by people when Samuel lived there and found their way into his books.
While I was in the 'gallery' I met a group of Australians who were also following the Mississippi down to the Gulf. They had jetted to New York and rented a RV vehicle for their trip. One of man in the group had just come back from a Paris to Beijing motorcycle ride! 
I also climbed up 244 steps to a lighthouse that was dedicated to Mark Twain and when I was about half way up I man told me not to bother there was nothing there to see and he was right!
But I was pleased I could climb the stairs without pausing.
Tomorrow it's off to St Louis to play.

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