I hope everyone had a lovely holiday weekend! Francis and I drove up to Clarksville on Sunday because he wanted to poke around an antique mall and I wanted to see the status of the Sky Ride for myself. You may remember from my 200th post that I have been waiting for the Sky Ride to open for years. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like that is ever going to be finished.
This didn't look anything like what I expected after years of hearing that they were ready to open as soon as land for a parking lot was agreed upon, and now the website has been taken down. Bummer! If anyone knows any details about what happened/is happening, I'd love to hear about it.
Still, plenty of reasons to drive up highway 79! There is a 40,000 sf antique mall, Overlook Farms has a fantastic restaurant, and you can watch eagles in the winter near the lock & dam. Past Clarksville is Louisiana, which I have not been to yet myself, but I've encountered their artists and artisans at various festivals around Missouri and I know they have lots and lots of shops. If you want to keep going, you can get to Hannibal via 79, as well, and it is much more scenic than 61.
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