So I was out the door of the hotel at 6 AM while it was still dark. I had figured out where the walk route came near to my hotel and started there. After walking about 20 minutes I came to the federal courthouse.
Up on this hill I also got a lovely early morning view of the Capitol.
And then when the trail ended I was faced with this hill! The walk route
Around 7 AM I found some outdoor activities.
Soon I ended up lost -- no street signs to tell me where to turn right. Love having Google maps on my phone. I walked through a hospital campus and then found my street and headed through a pleasant residential area.
The air conditioning at the hotel felt so good. I went to the coffee shop for a coffee and muffin. Then I hit the swimming pool and hot tub, and spent about an hour with my nose in a book.
Around 11:30 I went to the hotel restaurant. This is a delightful find. The view is wonderful.
Later in the afternoon I did a bit more walking, moving slowly, slowly towards the Capitol. My goal was to do some of the route but also to enjoy the museum in the Capitol building.
The interior of the Capitol is beautiful.
I braved the weather, now with temperature in the 90s, and went back outdoors.
I stopped by the Lewis and Clark Monument.
Near this area are the beautiful Carnahan Gardens and the Governor's Mansion.
Came back to the hotel and got soda and water from the stash in my car and relaxed in my room.
Later in evening I went up to the restaurant for a lovely dinner. A good day in Jefferson City even in less than pleasant weather!