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Thread: You ever ride through Popeye's home town?

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    You ever ride through Popeye's home town?

    When I go south. I go across the Miss. River and through his town.







    Chester Ill. on the Miss. River. I ride down Ill 3 along the river, great ride if you try it sometime.
    I ride across Mo. then thru St. Louis. South down I-55 short way to 61.

    51 I think is the route off I-55 in Mo. But I ride 61 south of St. Louis, thru (St. Gen.) H hiy. to 51 thru St. Mary's Mo.

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    Re: You ever ride through Popeye's home town?

    Go thru there a lot.
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    Re: You ever ride through Popeye's home town?

    Sure do, Mike! There statues of the different Popeye characters all over town. My aunt is in the nursing home in Chester and a cousin of mine also lives in Chester.

    Just a few miles north of Chester on Il route 3 you will find Fort Kaskaskia State Park. It is a nice place to camp but, there are no showers. The are a few water hydrants for getting some water to clean up with, tho. Also next to the park is the old historical home of Pierre Menard. It is worth a stop for a look-see.
    Lots of good local history in and around Chester. Plus Reid's Harvest House restraunt in Chester is a great place to eat!!!

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    Re: You ever ride through Popeye's home town?

    Sounds like a pretty cool place, added it to my list

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    Re: You ever ride through Popeye's home town?

    On my "bucket list"
    RIDE TO LIVE !


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    Re: You ever ride through Popeye's home town?

    Went through there last year... Stopped for a chat with the folks at the welcome center next to the river, nice folks!

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