.... Phew ....
This time I managed, with the assistance of Creed and Sue, our leaders, to cross the Mississippi without incident!
Here I am in Illinois, sporting Evel Knievel T-shirt:
This is the bridge that I need to cross to get to the opposite bank of the Mississippi:
Here I am exorcising ghosts:
And, finally here I am safely in Missouri (The Show Me State) (Not too sure what it is that is to be shown, or who is to show it? We shall just have to see what comes into view over the next couple of days.):
BTW: Chester is the home of Popeye: