Thursday saw me heading further east, to The River, at Charleston MO. Just a short drive, and did not feel like going any further so spent some time looking around the area and town. I really wanted to see The River, but was unsuccessful. I had been advised that it probably would not be a good idea to go over the bridge. An uneventful day.
I should mention here as well, that with pumps being so far away from the buildings, I normally park at the pump and then request help. The thought of walking all that way to pay inside, and then walk all that way back to the pump is too much. So someone usually comes out and takes my money and the Pilot FJ card, then when I have filled the tank they bring out my receipt and change. It has always worked well, until this day in Charleston - though I did not discover the missing card till I got to my next stop to fill up.
Some time ago there was a report from two lasses who did a road trip, and mentioned that truckers had paid for their showers. It was at an FJ where I asked to purchase a shower. a week ago or so, when the trucker at the cashier next to me must have heard, and told my cashier I could have one of the 'free' showers he had earned.
FJ Charleston for the night.
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