That’s not the only liquid they’re famous for, the Circle Inn Malt Shop has a reputation for shakes and malts. Compulsory sampling confirmed it rightly deserved.
On the edge of the mighty Mississippi came the last monument to Missouri... the Iron Bridge at the Chain of Rocks spanning more than a mile across the river connecting Missouri with the state of Illinois. Today it is the longest foot and cycle bridge in the world.
The Mustang Corral was closed, so we would find camp nearby and come back and check that out in the morning. (obviously!)
The flat fertile agricultural land of southern Illinois was a marked change to previous states... While Oklahoma had lush pastures... in this region everything was green right up to the black top we were driving on. Still through the long grasses we could see remnants of one lane of old Route 66. With 2000 plus miles under our belt there is only a couple of days and less than 400 miles to go.