We packed up and went over to the fairgrounds first thing in the morning for a shower.
We rode on a country road called the 38 most of the way. Hills got steeper as we got into the foothills of the Ozark Mountains. Two bridges were out so we followed a detour for about .75 miles until we remembered that the cyclist yesterday said there was a dirt road you could use to get through. We were so glad we realized this because the detour would have taken us over 10 miles out of the way.
Tuna salad with King’s Hawaiian bread for dinner. This park is plush compared to last night’s. The spigot water was warm so we took a shower in that like hobos. Another cyclist, Chris, is camped here. He has done 3 other cross country tours. When we told him of our plan to go to Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park tomorrow he freaked out. “You think you can do 100 miles in the Ozarks?! That is IMPOSSIBLE!” That threw us off a bit but we’ll see.