On August 1st I am going to ride from my home in eastern Washington to Venice Louisiana to follow the Great River Road north to Lake Itasca. I like small towns and will largely be staying close to the river. I will be along the river in Missouri, Kentucky, Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota.
I am a foodie. Any suggestions for regional cuisine or particular eating places would be really appreciated. Any must see sights or things to do would be great too.