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Day 5 Tulsa, Oklahoma, to St. Louis, Missouri

rain 85 °F

We hit torrential rain around Springfield, Missouri, so we decided it was a good time for a lunch break.

Took a quick detour to Mexico for I Love Tacos, a food truck in a dirt lot. The ambiance was complete with earth moving equipment working behind us, a fireworks tent and the passing train in front of us, the milk crate of empty Mexican Coke bottles next to us, and the smell of Fabuloso floating on the occasional light breeze.

Across the street at the Flying J travelers' stop, Jamal was our favorite person of the day. He replaced our windshield wiper blades for us!

After a few more hours of driving, we arrived at Meramec Caverns. Our guide, Caleb, took us on an hour walking tour through the labyrinth, and we saw some really cool stuff! Frank and Jesse James briefly used the caverns as a hideout after robbing the Glendale train, and a few belongings of theirs, like a lantern, remain.

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Posted by WorldTravl 04:30 Archived in USA Tagged rain oklahoma missouri cavern

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Caverns are beautiful!!! But be care of those pointed things above your head!

Hope the rain stops for you!

by Ellen Lesniewski

It would be cool if the train they robbed was still there.

by Earl

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