Day 32 - 50 miles to Carbondale IL - pleasant morning ride through mostly flat Mississippi River bottom land. Finished just as the weather was heating up.
Saw silos and road materials plants with conveyers reaching to the river to load their products on barges. It really becomes real that the river is still used to move cargo as it has been doing for hundreds of years.
Pretty much a relaxing day getting ready for the hills in the days ahead. Early start planned for tomorrow
Day 33 woke up feeling weak and puny so decided to lay in for a rest day. Feeling better in the evening, ready to go for it tomorrow. Went across the road to a mall hoping for a food court and a Panda Express. No luck, ended up in an upscale burger joint where I decided I definitely am not a sweet tea fan.