Yesterday, we drove from Peoria, IL, to Joplin, MO, on a windy path to operate amateur radio equipment from more counties in Illinois and Missouri.
We started out the day by chatting with my friend and former student, Renee, who had been kind enough to let us stay at her house Friday evening. We had a very nice visit with her, and it was good to catch up. I think it has been three years or so since I last saw her.
In the afternoon, we drove through Illinois and Missouri along state routes, and saw the scenic rural areas of both of these states. I operated the amateur radio equipment, and added several new counties to my logbook.
In the evening, we had a nice dinner at the Missouri Hick BBQ in Cuba, MO. This is an excellent place, and we try to stop whenever we can. The weather was so pleasant last night that we sat on the upstairs outdoor patio.
After dinner, we drove to Joplin, MO, for the night, and stayed at the EconoLodge. There was no International Space Station (ISS) pass, unfortunately, but we still had a great trip.
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