I had a route all planned out to get me into town today, but I missed my turn. When I stopped to look at local maps at a gas station, I found that there's a new bridge across the Missouri River that wasn't on my maps, and that I could get there via the Katy Trail.
Once on the trail, I met some cyclists who escorted me to the bridge and assured me that I could follow that road all the way to University City where Malinda and Corey live. But the trail ended abruptly, and there was no way to continue on that road. I wound up asking for directions four more times, and each person gave a different story, but eventually I got into town and stopped at Waffle House to celebrate. From there on it was a very pleasant ride!
distance: 29.6 mi