June 5, 2016: Today was a much anticipated cycling day for me!! I have hoped, for so many years,to have a chance to cycle over the mother of all USA rivers and peer down at its size and beauty- today the ride over the Mississippi River was stunning and the dream complete! We had another lucky weather day- some if you may be tired of hearing me write this, but everyone who has done this ride in the past- keeps reminding us of that fact! After the ride I rekindled a great, high school friendship with Jim Beirne and his 12 yo son Alex. We had dinner in Hannibal, Mo and toured Mark Twain’s childhood home and town Right along the Miss. River . Great to reconnect with friends, it really is what life is all about! Ate some great BBQ ribs – it’s a big debate who does it best around here, do you love Kansas or Missouri – ribs?? Another big highlight-we completed 2,000 miles on our adventure!! Crazy number -it keeps happening one day at a time!!