Retracing the Lewis & Clark Trail Across America – Day 5

Aug 06, 2012 View Comments by

When we arrived at our hotel in downtown Kansas City last night, something was missing: the oppressive heat and humidity. A revitalizing breeze was funneling cool dry air through the city’s skyscrapers. A few blocks from our hotel is the Kansas City Power and Light District. It’s several square blocks packed with trendy restaurants and live outdoor music. Revelers filled the sidewalks and cafes on this “happening” Saturday evening.

This morning we headed our Can-Ams north, reaching St. Joseph, MO by lunchtime. After lunch, we tour the excellent Patee House Museum. It’s proclaimed as one of the 10 best western-themed museums in America. In addition to restored stage coaches, steam engines and countless other memorabilia from a bygone era, the grounds contain the former home of America’s most infamous outlaw: Jesse James.

Continuing north in the afternoon, we ride along the Glacial Hills Scenic Byway in Kansas and then cross the border into Nebraska. My attempt to have our route hug the Missouri River as closely as possible, unfortunately, lands us on a gravel road surrounded by corn and soybean fields that stretch to the horizon in every direction. I correct our course and we arrive in Nebraska City, NE an hour and a half later, where we will rest our heads at the magnificent Lied Lodge and Conference Center.

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