I left rural Kansas last Thursday, heading east in the late morning. Soon I found myself navigating Kansas City, and then St. Louis. There's not much to behold (in my opinion) in this area of my trans-con tour bound for New England. However, I had hoped to hit the St. Louis Art Museum (SLAM) on my way east, but time-wise, it did not work. (Rush-hour...spend a while in the museum, and then? I wanted to be beyond East St. Louis before sundown. (Sorry, good folks who live there.)
I stopped somewhere around Effingham that night. The next morning I hopped into the car and headed to Terre Haute, IN. I had a plan. I wanted to stop at the Swope Art Museum. It was a good mid-morning break. Some people walk into a McDonald's, and some of us opt for the nearest museum. I've said that before. I perused the collections at the museum, stopped for a cup of coffee at the corner shop, chatted with a homeless fellow, and then I was on my way again...points east!