It may have been as you suggest, but I can't be sure which stretch of road it was, or even which
day. It could have been rte 36 east. That would be a good guess for sure. It was near the end of
that trip, so my brain was probably getting short on RAM by then.
Arthur does ring a bell.
Now that I think of it, with dodgy memory, it may have been when we were heading from Jefferson
City, MO to Springfield, IL so it might have been on rte 54, but I can't be sure. I had the GPS set to
shortest distance (taking us on every back road that was passable
) when we left Jefferson City
and headed east towards Springfield/Indianapolis. I think we crossed the Mississippi on an older
steel trussed bridge somewhere along the way, and then happened upon an Amish man and his son
at the roadside.
They were selling pies and baked goods out of the back of the wagon, so not really a stand, and
their horse was tied up a few feet away to a shade tree. We stopped, and browsed their wares,
and after we bought our goodies, several more cars and minivans pulled over, too. It had gone
from an almost deserted road, to a mini-freeway in a few minutes.
It was a very pleasant experience. Part of our on going "US State Capitol Tour".
We still have a few left to do near Washington, DC, and we have to re-visit one or two that we
couldn't get inside because of their hours of operation. They were closed when we were passing through.