We leave Hannibal and cross northern Missouri. We use Route 36. Officially, Route 36 is not an interstate but it is destined to become one. It is a four lane divided highway. We are traveling at much higher speeds then we like. We break the day up with a Wal-Mart stop and lunch at a truck stop.
Even though we arrive at St. Joseph before 12:00, we are both tired. Nonetheless, we drive into town to visit the Pony Express museum.
The museum is easy to find and there is parking. It is a small museum so things look good. There is even a fifteen-minute video. All looks good.
Unfortunately, there are two small well-behaved school groups with two VERY LOAD tour guides. They could both be heard throughout the museum. I think they were competing with each other. We cannot stand it and leave.
We are at the campground by 1:30. We need an afternoon to kick back. John heads to the pond to catch some huge fish. I do the laundry. I read and use their exercise machines.
Campground: AOK Campground