Day 6 – Missouri


Sunday in Missouri and I screwed up.  I meant for our weekend respite to be Saturday and Sunday night.  Instead, I booked Friday and Saturday night.  Going forward, we’ll spend Saturday and Sunday in the same place.

I’m off to church this morning.  I found a local ward meeting at 9 a.m. today.  Sacrament Meeting is first, so I’ll go there.  This will give Paul a couple of hours to pack up.

At church I met Elder Rowley.  His grandparents serve as site missionaries in Palmyra.  What a small world it is.  I got him and his companion to pose for a picture.

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Elder Rowley and His Companion

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Me and Elder Rowley

After church we hit the road heading southwest.

You Never Know

You never know what you are going to see on Route 66.  For example, the Henry Avenue Historic District was first on the list of You Never Know.  This was the frontier in the mid-1800s.  We might run in to more stuff like this along the way.  You never know.

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Henry Avenue

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Conestoga Wagon

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The Bacon House

Murals are huge on Route 66.  By huge, I mean popular.  People paint them on their houses and garages.  While it is not uncommon, their uniqueness is uncommon.  This is beef country.  Saint Louis, Missouri,  is known for its meats.

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Next up – Zerna’s Meat Company

Zerna’s is closed.  It could be because it is Sunday.  Or, they could be closed for the season.  This butcher obviously at one time brought the livestock right up to the building.  I don’t think they do any more.

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Zerna’s Meat Co

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The Slaughter House Gates

Zerna’s sells JRKY!  That’s what the sign says…

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What puts Zerna’s in the You Never Know category is this…

It is also a used car lot.

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Zerna’s Used Cars

Coming Up

Coming up we explore an abandoned motel, an old Army bus, a working motel, find a quonset hut, teepees and an early Pontiac!