Anne and I played hookey from work today, braved the New I-64 detour and headed out to St. Chuck and the Katy trail. The Katy is a rails to trails state park that goes from St. Louis to about Kansas. We didn’t get a very early start today and didn’t make it to the trailhead until about ten. We went from Weldon Spring to Dutzow and back for 36 miles. Weldon Spring is a wildlife preserve and also a super-fund site. Weldon played a role in the Manhattan Project so the ground water is hot all year round. Dutzow is one of MIssioui’s many German towns. We ate at the Dutzow Deli. I sampled some of the local German cuisine and had a hamburger. On the way back we stopped at the Augusta Brewery for beverages. The picture above is of Anne being hot and tired of Mark taking pictures of her.