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by John Robinson
Missouri Life's King of the Road series went dormant after a nice five-year run, and Erifnus Caitnop and I rode into the sunset. Erifnus is my constant companion on the road, and she also happens to be my car. Roy Rogers had Trigger, Sir Francis Drake had The Golden Hind. I have Erifnus Caitnop, 14 years old, 278,000 miles and counting.
Anyway, after taking a few months off from magazine deadlines to finish driving every mile of every road on Missouri's highway map, AND to finish writing my first book about these travels, I happily agreed to start writing features for the magazine from time to time…just took an assignment to eat a fine meal at The Dancing Bear outside Higginsville. That review will come out in April. But here's a spoiler alert: We had a great time and a great meal in a unique location.
While you're waiting to read the Dancing Bear review, see my book – A Road Trip Into America's Hidden Heart -- for a fun peek into another Higginsville restaurant…oh, and an encounter with the ghost of William Quantrill… at least part of him. Then do yourself a favor and go visit these spots, to see for yourself.
So the King of the Road is on the road again. It's good to be back.
For more information about A Roadtrip Into America's Hidden Heart, go to: http://johndrakerobinson.com/