Hello, my bucket list friends. I recently got back from a little road trip! It was good to get away for a little while, and I can’t wait to give you the highlights, so let’s get to it.
September 29th – This was the day the road trip started. After work, my mom and I headed to the first hotel of our trip. On the way, we stopped at a good will that I had never been to before. There were not many books there, but all the books were only 0.25 each, so I got a few of them. I also got a plush Coca-Cola penguin. After that we went to eat before driving the rest of the way to our hotel for the night.
September 30th – On this day, we had a lot planned. We started with coffee, and after we packed up and loaded up the car, we were on the way to our first big adventure of the trip, Columbia State historic park. There was a lot to see and to here here. We went on a stage coach ride, went to a candy store, shopped for souvenirs, explored a museum, and more! I also got to make a pressed penny here. Our next stop was Rail Town 1897 state historic park. This is a very interesting place that I recommend checking out if you get the chance to. I enjoyed going to a train ride here. We also went on a walking tour here as well. After our train ride, we went on a hike. Our hike led us to a really beautiful cave. I love the pictures that I took in there. After all that adventure, we checked in to our hotel at the Black Oak casino. We ate at a restaurant that was in the casino. After dinner, we went and played in the arcade. There was this really cool piano game that I enjoyed playing. I got some prizes after playing in the arcade. We did one last thing before getting some sleep. we went and enjoyed the hot tub.
October 1st – This day started off with a trip to Starbucks. Then we went on our first adventure of the day,a tour of the Moaning caverns. I had explored other caverns before, and I enjoyed them. This one was no different it was truly amazing. I loved looking at the caverns. After our tour I bought some souvenirs and then we went to go get some lunch. Before going to lunch, we stopped at an antique store, and I got a TY Beanie Baby cat. Then it was on to lunch. After we ate we wanted to go on one more adventure. After looking at some options, we decided to visit the Mark Twain cabin. It was interesting to look at, and I’m glad we decided to look at it. We made a stop at a gas station store by our hotel before going back to our room for the night.
Thanks for reading about my road trip fun – Christina Epperly