Sunday, May 19, 2013

Hannibal, MO 5-18-2013

On the road again Saturday May 18, 2013
To Hannibal, MO. We stayed overnight at Walmart. We were delighted to get fuel for $3.67.

On the road again Sunday May 19, 2013

To Mass at Holy Family Church. The Pastor was warmly welcomed home. He talked about his studies at Chicago Theological Seminary. It was interesting to hear his comments about Chicago's cold weather. He also talked about the many nations represented at the Seminary. This tied in with the Mass readings of the day, the many people who could understand the apostles on Pentecost.

First Christian Church next to Holy Family Parish was built in 1890. Beautiful stonework.

We toured the 9 buildings associated with the boyhood town of Samuel Clemens.
The name Mark Twain refers to water depth measurement, two fathoms deep, a safe depth for steamships.  Samuel Clemens worked on steamships for a time.
His boyhood home.

Home of his boyhood friend, Tom Blankenship who he fashioned Huckleberry Finn after.
Home of Becky Thatcher.
                                                                                                            Grant's Drug Store.

At the Museum Gallery

Our constant viewpoints:  His and Hers!!!!
First Edition Mark Twain books

                                             "Get a bicycle.  You'll never regret it, if you live."
                             "Cauliflower is nothing but a cabbage with a college education."

                                             Interesting experience in young Sam Clemens life.

                                                             For our son=in=law, Tait.

Traveling through the Ozarks.

                                                   We stopped for a break and ice cream.

We stayed overnight at an Escapee Campground called Turkey Run, Hollister, MO.  We visited with two other couples who will be going to the Roadtrek Rally tomorrow.

Location:Hannibal, MO and Hollister, MO.

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