After some of the yard work, house chores and an errand to our favorite LBS, I took a short spin while Jan fixed cookies (Evie and Max will be over sometime this week).
I headed north through the neighborhood and decided to visit what my son and I called the Trail. The Trail is a railway that was dismantled and abandoned in the latter 1970’s. Part of it is still in use and crosses Barnes and Patterson on the south side of Chestnut Expressway. It used to cross Cherry east of Oak Grove. It did not experience a Rails To Trails conversion and was just allowed to go wild. We always got onto the Trail at the intersection of Rockaway Street and Rockaway Lane. Well, I made my way to that location, turned east on the Trail and set out to see what it was now like.
The Trail used to proceed on from here and then join up with a track that comes down the east side of Springfield out of the north and then turns east, under highway 65. This is the same track that goes by Turner’s Station and out on to Rogersville and from there on east to Memphis.
I worked my way south over to Sunshine and then turned north for home.
I told Jan where I had been and she thought I might return there with Sam some day. I then enjoyed the fruits of her labors. She is a Sweetheart!!