We donned our rain gear and headed out for another day in paradise, that is if you’re a duck or an amphibian. It rained almost all day. Loved the On The Hill Golf Course sign indicating Rain, Rain Go Away …. We actually received flash flood warnings on our phones. Fortunately, we didn’t encounter any flooded out roads. By the time we approached Springfield the rain had subsided.
I was able to connect with my sister Teri who lives in Chatham and works in Springfield. We were greeted in Springfield by friends Carla Knorowski and the Grubes; Gary, Kathy and daughter Michelle. We also received a private tour of the Old State Capitol by Troy Gilmore. From there it was another 32 miles to Lincoln, into a headwind. Argh!! We finally pulled into Lincoln about 8:45. The reward for such a long and challenging day was dinner at Guzzardo’s Italian Villa. Only 185 miles to go.