Day 21 – Chester, IL to Farmington, MO – 48 miles
Hello Missouri Goodbye Illinois!
Today was expected to be somewhat of a easy day mileage-wise with some hills, before our big day tomorrow with lots of climbing and mileage. The thing that made today hard was pretty much no services from start to finish for almost 50 miles, so you had to load up on water and snacks to get you through the day.
Insert the mirage; at around mile 36 when our water bottles were running low and starting to get hungry we came upon Crown Valley Brewing Company. They just opened the brewery in 2008, but have been in the wine and vodka business for some time now. It was a great treat followed by even a better one when we found the hostel in Farmington is a really nice place full of amenities.