Driving south on US Highway 61 on Sunday, in northeast Missouri, I made several brief stops.
Having lived in Hannibal, and having very fond memories of autumn days crunching through leaves on campus, I drove through Hannibal-LaGrange University. And then I drove 5006 College Ave, the second house my parents ever owned. (The others were in Columbia, and two houses in Lee’s Summit.)
Prior to stopping in Hannibal, I visited Canton to see Culver-Stockton College, and pulled off the highway in LaGrange just because I’ve never been to that little town.
And way up north of Canton, I saw a little church I just had to visit — Bluff Springs Methodist Church, officially in Kahoka, Missouri, but on Hwy. 61, with a cute cemetery up on the bluff above the church.