Entering into the Ozark was breath taking! Beautiful scenery except for the one section where I ran into road construction and only one lane open on a steep uphill! Stopped in the town of Eminence and went into a small restaurant to get something for breakfast. A family saw me pull up and immediately invited me to join them to talk about my journey. Super nice people and awesome conversations! She even gave me a pair of glasses to watch the eclipse! Thank you so much for breakfast :)
There is road construction about 18 miles outside of town with the road closed at that point. I spoke to a local sheriff deputy and he said that there is a small dirt road to the side of the construction that I should be able to get past the closure without taking any detours. Tomorrow's forecast is...wait for it....yes, more thunderstorms and heavy rain but once that goes through it looks like clear skies and cooler temps for several days...YEA!!!!
Found a place to camp that literally has my name on it :)
Thanks again to everyone that generously reached out to support me.