02 Zap, Kaboom, Welcome to Joplin

Riding in to Joplin we were greeted by one of those Storm Cells that they talk about so much on the weather reports here. Our second downpour of the day, we ducked into a service station and under their canopy.Unlike the earlier deluge in Afton, this one was accompanied by bright flashes of lightening and ear splitting thunder claps.

Old Route 66 took a left turn, we went straight on 7th street. It was afternoon rush hour. Traffic was thick and in a hurry to get home. We asked a guy how far it was to Range Line Road and didn’t believe him when he said, “Range Line’s bout 5 miles that’a way.” We rode off in the direction he’d pointed. He was close, it was about 3 1/2 then on Range Line another 3 1/2 in tough traffic. We were really happy to finally see the Comfort Inn sign.

Cat in Shelter


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