Day 27 - Thursday, 8/25/67

Manhattan, Kansas to St. Louis, Missouri

Here's the official schedule for the day:

TIME MILEAGE ITINERARY (Description)
5:30   BREAKFAST Ft. Riley
7:00   LEAVE Ft. Riley
  46 miles TAKE Rte 24 thru Topeka
10:30   PICK up Int 70 to Kansas City
11:30 65 miles ARRIVE Kansas City, MO. via Int 70 - Take Rte 24 to Independence, Stop at Truman Museum
12:30   LUNCH Vicinity of Truman Museum
    LEAVE Truman Museum via US40 part of Int #70
  128 miles REST around Columbia, MO
5:30 127 miles ARRIVE St. Louis INT 70 right downtown exit at Vet. Mem. Br. exit. Go directly to YMCA
6:00   SUPPER: YMCA
Sleep on gym floor
Laundry, movies, etc.
  Total miles:
450
 

From my journal of 1967:

Got up 4:45 = loaded bus & ate at 6. Went to Truman Library & toured it. Went to W.M.C.A., ate, unloaded bus. Slept on gym floor - watched TV (Desi-Luci Comedy Hour, 1/2 of Star Trek), swam & played with elevators.

Another long day in the bus, but at least we had a stop at the Truman Library to help break things up. Sounds like an exciting day when you have to play with elevators for fun.

Charley Berenson at the Truman Library

Charley Berenson at the Truman Library

The St. Louis Arch from the bus

The St. Louis Arch from the bus

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