We love visiting Cliff's sister and her husband. It is amazing that a town the size of St. Louis has so many wonderful motorcycle roads within a short drive from the city; Pat and Charlene always have a new route for us to try when we're there. However, we like to try and sneak in a ride to Mel's, wherever else we might go.
a perfect ride along the river. You can make the ride as long or as short as you like, but we try to ride at least as far as Mel's, which is in the town of Hardin.
There are bars and restaurants all along this highway (Illinois 100) with bands playing and people enjoying life. There are many places where you can take a ferry across the Mississippi back to Missouri.