Monday, August 3, 2009
The Owensville, MO Stretch
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We are at the Lost Valley Lake Resort for two days. I can see why they call this place "Lost" because I'm sure several people have gotten lost getting here or getting out. "Lost" because it's closer to nine other towns than it is to Owensville, MO. I guess to be fair, it would also be a stretch to call Beemont, Drake, Rosebud or the other places on the map, towns.
Lost Valley is a pretty nice place. They keep it maintained really well and there two lakes with a lot of activities for families.
So it took about 8 and 1/2 hours to get here from Lincoln, Nebraska. The one thing I didn't understand was why they have mile marker signs every two tenths of a mile on their interstate system? I guess that if someone is broken down they can tell the tow truck diver exactly where they are. It might go like this...........
Hello. Billy Bob's Towing?
Yes. This is Billy Bob his self.
Good. Mr. Bob, I'm broken down on I-29, south bound, 16 feet, 4 and 7/8 inches, south of mile marker 107.2. But that's only approximate.
No problem. I'll be there in 27 minutes and 38 seconds. Give or take a second or two.
Maybe the state of Missouri can get federal funds so they can have mile markers every tenth of a mile instead of every two tenths. It would create jobs and make it much safer for stranded motorist.