Total Miles: 50, +/- elevation, 1,335/1142, Total miles 1188. It was 75 degrees today with a changing wind but not bad.
Today’s ride took us through farmland and onto the Mississippi River Levee. Ride was mostly flat a welcome relief from all of the hills. We ended the day in Chester, Illinois the home of the creator of Popeye. We rode on this section of the route in 2016 in a huge rainstorm and saw some sites we remember from that day.
Mural in Murphysboro. Harry creature on the left is the Big Muddy Monster who was spotted in the area between 1973 and 1988.
Pat enjoying lunch out of vending machine in front of post office in 2016.
In front of the same Post Office in 2021.
7 thoughts on “Day 37 Carbondale, Il to Chester, IL”
Love all of the pictures! Interesting about the Popeye statues. Wonder how Chesterville became the home of Popeye?
EC Segar the creator of Popeye was from Chester. Forgot to include the plaque about him that was below the Popeye statue. I added the photo to the post. Mark
Did you eat a can of spinach in honor of Popeye?
We wish we could of! Food was sparse in that town ended up at McDonalds and get this they did not carry salads in this town any longer!
Love both of your smiles. It sure looks like you are having fun.
What a great adventure you are on, after seeing Whimpy, I have a sudden craving for a hamburger.
You are rock stars!