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Sep 13, 2013 - Day Trip: Alton, IL

We do not go to the Arch today. We find that there is much to do on the Illinois side of the Mississippi River. John gets the motorcycle out. We have breakfast at the Itty Bitty, a small restaurant on historic Route 66. Our server and a local help us with directions. We head north to the Lewis and Clark State Historical Site. Lewis and Clark left on their expedition from Illinois. The Arch in St. Louis is where they finished their trip. We first find a rock memorial. There used to be a large building around it. The river widened. The rock...

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May 28, 2011 - Stair Steps For River Traffic

From Cahokia RV Parque – Cahokia, IL Our first outing from this location was to Alton, IL today. We chose this as our destination because it was the home to the Melvin Price Locks and Dam. This Upper Mississippi River portion that we are beginning to explore is made up of 29 of these locks and dams that make this portion of the Mississippi River accessible to barge and river traffic. So thought we would start with a tour of how these river marvels operate and the Melvin Price Locks and Dam offered tours and was less than thirty miles from...

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Home Sweet RV - 2011

Apr 8, 2008 - Day 4 of return - Jour 4 du retour

On day 4 we wanted to cover a lot of highway. We drove across the plains in Kansas and Missouri with moderate to heavy rain falling all day. And, yes, with strong winds always present. At the end of the day we reached St. Louis and went to spend the night at a nearby casino which is actually in Illinois.

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Jun 21, 2007 - Lock & Dam

Still from Pere Marquette State Park, near Grafton, Illinois, 30 miles north of St. Louis. As we had hoped, we were able to move onto a 50 amp site this morning. Norm & Linda (see previous entry) had told us that they & their relatives with whom they were traveling would be leaving this morning, vacating two 50 amp sites. We were keeping one eye in their direction, but another camper with a large 5th wheel trailer moved into position to take one of those sites before we saw any movement. With them in line, I pulled the Jeep in behind them...

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