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Topaz Studio on Day 8

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Topaz Studio on Day 8

I’m taking a break from the normal recap, and reviewing one of our sponsor’s products.  Topaz Studio is rapidly becoming a favorite of mine.

I’ve been around the block a few times.  There was a point where I grabbed up every action for Photoshop.  Then there was the phase where I wanted to do it all myself.  That got old.  Now, I’ve come back around and I’m looking at other imaging software.

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Day 8 – Start of Week Two

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Day 8 – Start of Week Two

Start of Week Two It’s the start of week two.  Week one went quickly, and here we are starting a new week.  We’re in Springfield, Missouri, this morning.  Let’s see what Springfield has to offer. Before we hit the road I looked at the hotel’s free breakfast.  Hmmm… eggs… sausage patties… english muffin.  It’s time…

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Day 7 – Catching Up with Gee

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Day 7 – Catching Up with Gee

Here we are at the end of our first full week.  On day 7 we run in to a man I read about before starting this journey.  He goes by Gee (because people have a difficult time with his first name).  Gee is walking all of Route 66.  He started in California and will end in Chicago.

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Day 7 – Finding Uranus

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Day 7 – Finding Uranus

Finding Uranus sounds gross when you say it aloud, but seriously… wait… who can be serious about a town named Uranus?

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Day 7 – Leaving Rolla

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Day 7 – Leaving Rolla

Leaving Rolla Before leaving Rolla, I had a nice sit down chat with the manager of our hotel.  She talked about how busy updates and upgrades keep a hotel manager. Breakfast had sausage gravy and biscuits.  I added extra protein with a couple of sausage patties.  Not bad for an included breakfast.  A good way…

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Day 6 – Finding Rolla

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Day 6 – Finding Rolla

We didn’t have trouble finding Rolla.  It’s a pretty good sized town.  Route 66 is tricky here because there are traffic circles (aka roundabouts) and a divided highway.

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Day 6 – Rolla Missouri

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Day 6 – Rolla Missouri

I keep wanting to say, “Rella”, when it is “Rolla”.  Why?  Because that’s the way the locals say it.  I put up with that when I lived in Pocatella, I mean, Pocatello, Idaho.  Either way, we’re on our way there.

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Day 6 – Missouri

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Day 6 – Missouri

Sunday 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.

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Day 5 – Chain of Rocks Bridge

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Day 5 – Chain of Rocks Bridge

Day 5 – Our next big stop – the Chain of Rocks Bridge.  This bridge is 1 miles long with a 20-degree bend.  Closed to automobile traffic, it is a fun and scenic walk.  As a result of it being a 2 mile walk, plan your time.  It closes at dusk.

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Day 5 – The Arch Inside

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Day 5 – The Arch Inside

The Arch Inside The arch inside is like a theme park attraction.  You enter and go below the arch (in the basement).  You’ll find a gift shop, displays and more. This mural shows how the arch compares with other national monuments.  It’s taller than Mt. Rushmore!  It makes the Statue of Liberty look tiny.  It’s…

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