Stopping at bur oak on Katy Trail

September 2, 2010 | 5:58 p.m. CDT
As part of an ongoing journey down the Katy Trail a group from Troy, Ill., stops at a bur oak on Route K on Thursday. The group, which includes Ron, Kathy, Sandy and Allen Poletti, Jeff and Annamarie Scharringhause and Dave Bartels are in their fourth year of riding the trail from St. Charles to Clinton, a section at a time. This year they're riding from Hartsburg to Rocheport during the day and staying at bed and breakfasts at night. Ron Poletti described the camaraderie of the trip: "Stop at every bar along the trail, and you'll see us there."