Finally I worked out a free 3 day weekend to go for a ride. For Friday the plan is to ride from Chicago to St Louis, MO and than to sleep somewhere near the Mark Twain Forest area. Than on Saturday to ride from Mark Twain Forest towards Lake of the Ozarks, spend the night there. And on Sunday to ride back home towards Chicago area. This is kind of spur of the moment/need to get o way and push the reset buttons trip. Not a lot of planning done, just ride in that general direction kind of trip. Now I got couple of questions for the people that are familiar with this area. What are some cannot miss Restaurants/ food places that I should visit. Any must visit places that I should not miss. Also the plan is to use hotels/motels for sleeping . No camping on this trip( short on time). Thanks in advance for any and all suggestions.