Kansas City, MO
: Gas station BBQ, seeing JESUS'S MOM'S HAIR...
Rise whenever you fancy, because you only have 5hrs in the saddle today. Your goal is to stay as close to the Missouri River as possible, so take Rte 94 2.5hrs to Jefferson City for lunch, being sure to hit up Central Dairy
for a massive cone filled with your choices from a seemingly limitless menu. Your postprandial trek is another 2.5hrs along Hwy 70 to KC, but since you have a car, skip Arthur Bryant's and head a touch outside town to Oklahoma Joe's
, where some of the best BBQ on the planet (seriously) is served in a gas station. And if the idea of eating this much BBQ and ice cream two days into your journey isn't hair-raising enough, drop by Leila's Hair Museum
, where there are more than 2K pieces of hair jewelry and 400 "hair wreaths", including two "reliquaries containing the hair of Mary, Mother of Jesus", the most follicle-forward anyone from Nazareth has been since recording "Hair of the Dog".