Although Richard is hundreds of miles away, we’re still linked by I-70, the east-west highway running through the middle of the country. Yesterday we left Columbia, got on I-70, drove eight hours or so on that same road, passed the Gateway Arch in downtown St. Louis, and exited in Columbus. It’s oddly comforting to know that we are joined by that continuous strip of asphalt and concrete rolling through Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Missouri.
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We’ve had a brief but enjoyable and productive trip, had some good meals and good walk, and learned that Missouri is now a member of the Southeastern Conference. (Who knew?) I expect we’ll be visiting again.
We’re in Columbia, Missouri, moving Richard into his new place and getting it ready for the coming year. After the drive from Chicago and some unloading, we had some sushi, walked around downtown, and then took a quick stroll through campus.
The central quad of the UM campus is a beautiful place, dominated by six enormous, somewhat scarred pillars. They are all that remains of one of the first buildings on campus, which was destroyed by fire long, long ago. The columns give the grassy area a wistful, Romanesque — and very distinctive — feel.