Today I completed what may be my last century ride for the trip. I went 105 miles. It was a fairly level ride and about a third of it was on trails, which made it nice. The ride could've been shorter had I not take the trails, but then I would have been on busier St Louis area highways. I rode a portion of the Lewis and Clark trail again, as well as the Missouri River Trail. I crossed into Missouri where the two Great Rivers converge. I then shortly had a flat due to road debris, which was highly prevalent on the Missouri side at the beginning. It slowly went away the further into the state I rode.
Yesterday I rode about 95 miles to Carlyle Lake, the biggest lake in Illinois. I rode there from Red Hills State Park, the highest point between St Louis and Cincinnati - 900ft. The night at Red Hills ended up being free because the camp host was never on duty when I went there. I even waited for over an hour one time.
Tonight I tried to wash my clothes. I put them in the washer and then went to do other things. I came back a half hour later and found the washing machine smoking and not spinning. I wrung my clothes out and threw them in the dryer. They appeared to be rinsed, just not spun dry. I then waited for a half hour for the washer to stop smoking and borrowed a fan to air out the place. The people running the place were no help. Oh well, nothing burned down and my clothes seem to be clean enough.