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I'm more obsessed with the idea of vacation than any one particular vacation spot. I love to explore new places and cultures. Candice Accola

Who is Candice Accola?

That’s what I wanted to know, who is Candice Accola? I ran across the quote, from somewhere; I can’t remember, and thought it was spot on. I researched a little and found out that Candice’s claim to fame is she stars on the TV series “The Vampire Diaries.” She also had a bit part in the movie “Juno.” I’m not sure that makes her an expert on motorcycle touring but I bet if we taught her to ride she’d have the right attitude.

Camping … Finally

Since I had spent the morning riding MO-C, I knew I had to get a move-on if I was going to be able to set up my campsite before dark. Even though SR-142 and US-160 are fairly well traveled roads, they had enough curves and sights to keep me interested.
Missouri F

By the time I turned onto SR-76 at Reeds Spring, I was into some very twisty roads. Here’s where I had a bit of a problem.

I am sure y’all have had this happen to you. I started out in east Missouri and was headed west all day. That meant that late in the afternoon the sun was in my eyes. That is bad enough by itself but when you are on a twisty, tree-lined road, it can have a totally hazardous effect. If you imagine having a light flick on and off in your eyes while navigating curves in the road, you’d have some idea of what I’m talking about. The only way I could see well, with the on-again-off-again light show, was to shield my eyes with one hand. I could handle the curvy road one handed, but after 50 miles or so, my arm screamed at me to let it rest. Daylight was burning, I told my arm to shut up.
Roaring River State Park

I arrived at my destination just as the sun was setting behind the hills. That meant I had about 45 minutes of daylight, plenty of time to set up my tent. The Missouri system had me a little baffled. When I finally caught on it made perfect sense. Cruise through the park; pick out a campsite that has a card placed on the pole in front of the site. Take the card to the ranger station and pay for your site, avoiding any hassle that could manifest between registration and set-up with other arriving campers.

Well Buckaroo’s, that’s all I have room for today. Stay tuned; I’ll have a story about the next leg in my journey.

Don't forget; ride often, and ride hard, but mostly ...
Ride em if ya go em!

Mammoth Springs City Park
Leaving Mammoth Springs
Roaring River State Park
Beautiful Campsites

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