Day 44: Sunday, June 8th

Farmington, MO to Centerville, MO

We had a lot of excitement with the Country Days Fair but got to sleep later than we would have liked.
We slept in and debated on taking a rest day.  Melinda and Lisa had left some eggs in the fridge that we were welcome too.  Linda made some breakfast and we decided to continue on but did not end up on the road until 9:30.

We took a break at Johnson Shut-Ins State park and Phil was very tired from not getting enough sleep.  We took a rest and ate some snacks but were too tired to go ride down and see the Shut-Ins which where waterways that were “shut-in” by rocks creating pools of water to swim.

After resting for about an hour we continued on to Centerville and found Melinda and Lisa again.  They had set up camp on the Courthouse lawn right near the sheriffs office.  Many cyclists camp there on their way through.  The bathrooms are left open all night for the cyclists to use.  We got to talk with the policeman there and then headed for the only restaurant in town and had some dinner.  We set up camp and had to put on our rain fly as it did start to rain and rained during the night.

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