These are the voyages of the Wandering Stewarts. Their 6 week, 2000 mile mission is to explore the Natchez Trace from southern Mississippi to Nashville, Tennessee, to seek out the last of the 8 Missouri State Parks they have yet to visit and to boldly go where no Higginsville resident has gone before (by bicycle).
Map of Our Natchez Trace Bike Trip
Friday, October 15, 2010
Mayor of Higginsville, Bill Kolas, in the Homecoming Parade
Dennis & Geri before and after photos (see above)
Day 43 - With such a short distance to pedal to get home, we took our time leaving the motel and I got caught up adding photos and videos to our blog. I was several days behind with no Internet available for my computer. We finally got on the road at 10:30 AM. What a beautiful day it was! The temperature was perfect and the wind was very light. It was amazingly warm for the middle of October. We had an uneventful trip to Higginsville with just one stop during the 32 mile ride at Alma, MO. for lunch. We made good time and arrived back home before 2:00 PM after averaging 11.6 mi/hr. As soon as we pulled up in front of the house we heard a marching band playing, so we pedaled a few blocks without unloading anything and discovered that the high school Homecoming Parade was just starting. How appropriate to arrive home to a Homecoming Parade! Now, it's time to get to work unpacking and cleaning up everything from 6 weeks of traveling. If anyone is still reading this and is interested, a complete summary of the statistics from our big adventure will be posted by tomorrow afternoon. That will be the final post to our blog. If you enjoyed following our blog and would like to be informed of a future blog of one of our adventures, just e-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org and we will let you know when we go wandering again.