Road Trip – Missouri: Harrisonville to Crystal City

I left the hotel at 8am so that I could stop at Powell Gardens in Kingsville, MO. If you click on the link to the gardens, you’ll see that it’s a unique and beautiful public garden. As I pulled into the parking lot it started sprinkling. By the time I used the facilities and went through the visitor center, it was pouring. I lost all my umbrellas and rain coats over the 20 years I’ve been in Arizona! I didn’t go any further than these hibiscus on the patio of the visitor center.

Hibiscus bud

From Kingsville, I drove all the way to Crystal City on the Mississippi River. I outran the rain and had mostly cloudy skies for the rest of the day. It was supposed to be about a 5 hour trip. but I got turned around in the construction and detours at the outerbelt at St. Louis. I had to stop at a big teepee to get directions.

Crystal City is a suburb of Festus. Nice little towns with beautiful old homes and charming neighborhood parks. And lots of hotels on the freeway.

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