Saturday, May 18, 2013

Day 080 - McGirk to Tipton MO

Temps were in the 60's thru the low 80's on a sunny muggy day. I walked down old Route 50 for the first three hours passing thru California. 

The terrain was rolling hills. I passed a turkey farm and a Honey Suckle White processing plant. I walked past a number of large corn fields that were knee high. 

In the it's a small world department when we were staging the cars yesterday a man walking his dog said that he was from Phoenixville which is five minutes from where I live. He said he was part of the group that formed the idea for the Blobfest. This is where movie goers recreate the scene where everyone runs out of the remodeled Colonial Theatre as they did in the 1958 Steve McQueen horror film the Blob. 

Joan's Dad was from there. She and her parents lived there for a few years until they bought their house. She remembered as a toddler walking across the high bridge to the shopping district on Bridge Street. 

Today's public service announcement is that to celebrate National End of School Day on May 23 Sonic is selling corn dogs for 50 cents. 

The blog went over 25, 000 page views today. After the United States the next five countries with the most page views in order are Russia, Germany, France, United Kingdom and the Philippines.  Keep up the good work telling everyone that you know that might be interested to tell everyone they know. 

1 comment:

  1. My family has roots in Tipton and California, MO-- many extended relatives still live there! I found your blog through an article someone shared on Facebook, and I really admire what you're doing here. My sister had a young friend who died of ovarian cancer, and it does deserve more awareness and research. Best of luck to you on your journey!