Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The Perche Creek Yacht Club

It's time to get crackin' -- the biggest event of the trucking year is here and that means road trip.
The countdown clock on the MATS website says 9 days until the Mid-America Trucking show. 
Early on Tuesday, March 25, 
The club's hall was founded in 1989.
Managing Editor Jami Jones, Associate Editor Dave Tanner and I will be taking the alley out of the valley. (I just made that up.)

When the Land Line crew is on the road to Louisville, every year we pull off I-70 at Midway, Mo. (just before you hit Columbia), and have breakfast. We used to eat at the truck stop but now we go a half mile farther to the world famous Perche Creek Cafe.

It’s a small cafe with great home-cooked food and a faded autographed poster of NASCAR’s Carl Edwards on the wall, attached to a busy little c-store with a couple of gas pumps.

Near the poster of Cousin Carl, there’s a framed newspaper article on the wall describing some unforgettable event called the Great Goat Caper, when someone put a live goat on top of the local water tower.

The café is headquarters for the Perche Creek Yacht Club, which claims to have more than 900 members in 36 states and 12 foreign countries. There really are no yachts, of course.

Every morning, members meet at the cafe to further the club’s purpose of “having no purpose.”

I know about this member thing because as a birthday present one year my LL staff made me a member of the Perche Creek Yacht Club and I have member privileges, whatever they might be.

On the way back to the interstate, we always have to stop at the haunted house, no matter what season it is, because they have one of the biggest coffins in the world.

I love Missouri.

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