While I have this week off from work I am able to still get up early and ride a bit in the neighborhood. So, Wednesday morning I got this shot of a sunrise from across Hwy 65. It gave promise of a beautiful day.
Later that same morning we took a short trip to the north end of town to deliver some old cooking magazines to a friend. She was delighted to get them. On the way back home we passed through the Grant Street underpass, just north of Commercial.
I thought it looked a bit unusual until I found out that the single lane section was for the Springfield Traction Company trolleys, which were replaced by buses in 1938. The double lane section was for horses and cars. I remember as a very young boy seeing some of the tracks embedded in the cement streets around the central square of downtown Springfield. Some of them may still be there, buried under successive layers of asphalt and progress.
On Thursday afternoon, Jan and I took a spin around town since the weather was so inviting. We stopped by to view the dormant rose garden at Phelps Grove Park.
Over by the JQH Arena on the campus of Missouri State, these school buses showed that the annual Blue and Gold Basketball Tournament was in full swing
With students all gone, Drury University was all but deserted.
The year comes to a close. Any final chances to ride need to be taken. Next year I have decided to not only record mileage, but also any money found. I decided to record the accumulation of added riches for the humor of you, by good readers, because we found 2¢ during out outing.