An Evening in Mizzou Territory
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April 25th, 2009 – by: sayohat
I took a back road northwest to the interstate and re-entered near Terre Haute. I began looking for places to eat but really didn't find anything until I ventured to another back road paralleling the highway. I had breakfast for lunch at a silver-facaded diner across from the Greenville, Illinois courthouse. At this point, my check engine light had come on again but the dealer in Columbus had told me it would probably be OK to drive halfway across the country so I've been ignoring it.
Pulling into Columbia, Missouri at about 5:30, I found Kelly's house after a couple attempts, having taken the wrong initial exit. Within minutes, I was chilling in the backyard with her roommates Richard and Angela. Eventually more people came and we descended upon the town for dinner and drinks. Since the weather was so nice, the wait was too long at the Flat Branch Brewery so we went to Shakespeare's Pizza and pretty much parked there all night. The group also kept growing to the point that I think there must have been 20 people around three tables there. Kelly, Angela and I went back to the house, stopping at the liquor store for a 6-pack to finish off the evening. It was probably just after midnight then. So, although I didn't try any local breweries yet, I've had a pretty good time. Hopefully the car will make it the last stretch home!
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