Thursday, May 31, 2012

Marble Falls, Arkansas

We woke up this morning to a heavy rain shower in Moberly, MO. The Weather Channel "local on the 8's" radar loop showed rain just over us and clear to the south. We waited as long as we could, and finally just decided to suck it up and go for it. We headed south on US-63. We rode in the rain for about 20 minutes and then got out from underneath it. Down by Cabool, MO we got off the US highway and onto MO hwy 181. 181 was a nice twisty road that was in pretty good condition. We followed that down to Gainesville, MO and switched over to highway 5 and into Arkansas. We ended the day at The Hub in Marble Falls. It used to be part of the Dogpatch USA theme park.
Here's a few pictures from today's ride.

The Hub....

some of the still abandoned "Dogpatch"

John and I had a meal at the Hub's restaurant "Scooter's" and called it a day.
Sunset from the Motel balcony..

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This makes 972 miles so far this trip, and 334 miles today.