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May 12, 2015 - St Louis, MO

Today we went to the baseball stadium and got tickets for a tour tomorrow. Then we went to the Old Courthouse and got a private tour of it. While there we bought tickets for a riverboat cruise tomorrow. We ended up walking over 3 miles. The Arch is under some improvements and all the street nearby are blocked off. With our truck being difficult to park, we will have to park it in the baseball stadium parking lot (only $2) and walk about 1.5 miles after the stadium tour to the riverboat cruise. We need the exercise anyway. Before we went, I...

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Apr 22, 2015 - Under construction

St. Louis, MO Our intention was to explore the riverfront area today. This proved to be quite a challenge. The area along the river is incredibly torn up with lots and lots of construction. Many of the streets were blocked off making negotiating the streets a real problem. When we finally maneuvered our way through the mess and got parked, we started with the Old Courthouse. Built in 1839, the building has restored courtrooms and is beautiful. It is historically significant as the place where the slaves Dred and Harriet Scott sued for their...

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Apr 21, 2015 - East St. Louis, IL - Casino Queen RV Park

It was a long 336 miles from Nashville, TN to East St. Louis, IL under overcast skies but no rain. That was actually 13 miles farther than it should have been since I missed my turn and wound up crossing the Mississippi River into St. Louis, MO and it took 13 miles to get turned around and back to the Casino Queen. This was the first time our GPS, Sheila, had faltered on us. We were in an area making rapid turns from one highway to another and each one actually had several numbers(I-44, I55, US40, US15 and IL 3 for example). By the time she...

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Apr 21, 2015 - St Louis, MO

St Louis We traveled from Kansas City to Babler State Park at St Louis (actually it is in Chesterfield) through the rain and a 2 hour delay on the interstate – caused by a farmer who spilled 2,000 of an ammonia compound that resulted in total closure and evacuation of a small town. I could try and research why a farmer and why so much but I think it is better not to know. Babler State Park is a lovely place. Most of the park was donated by a gentleman to honor his brother who was a surgeon. But there was to be no camping so the state bought...

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Apr 21, 2015 - "Meet me in St. Louis, Louis. Meet me at the fair."

St. Louis, MO The song by Judy Garland says, "Meet me in St. Louis, Louis. Meet me at the fair." Instead of the fair, once we got to St. Louis we spent the afternoon at the zoo. The 1904 St. Louis World's Fair is credited for the birth of the St. Louis Zoo. The fair brought the world's attention to St. Louis and Forest Park. The Smithsonian Institution constructed a walk-through bird cage for the World's Fair. Ten days after the World's Fair closed, the citizens of St. Louis chose to buy the 1904 World's Fair Flight Cage for $3,500, rather...

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Mar 1, 2015 - A snowy start

Sunday, March 1: Driving west to St. Louis Route: I-70W → I-55W → I-44W → Route 66 Weather: snowing most of the day with temps between 31-34F Trip Average Gas Mileage: Started with 28.7mpg, dropping to 28.3mpg by end of day Highlights: - arriving safely at our destination We knew it would be a long day – driving 600+ miles to our first night's stay in a Kabin at the St. Louis West KOA – so we were up at 6:30 and finally out of the house by 8:30. (Even though I had the sandwich ingredients ready to assemble for the morning and was...

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Three USA Deserts

Oct 18, 2014 - Dubuque, IA to St. Louis, MO

Day 2, Trip 3 Destination: St. Louis, MO We set out from Dubuque in the morning taking our time on the great river road. It was pretty grey and cloudy, but the colors on the trees were phenomenal. We drove through Galena, IL. It's an adorable, little touristy place, and then we got lunch at front street brewery in Davenport. We stopped to check out lovers leap in Hannibal, MO. When we all piled out of the bus, Ryan heard a girl say, "They don't look like hippies". I assume this was meant as a compliment. So, thank you(?) random...

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Sep 18, 2014 - St. Louis Cardinals

Our final ballpark of 2014 - Busch Stadium in St. Louis. We took a $5 shuttle service from Fairview Hts, Illinois into the city, which was a fantastic service. We still had to drive about 40 minutes from our home in Carlyle, Illinois, but it was by far the easiest trip to a ballpark in the midwest. These people know how to "do it up right!" Across the street from the park is the "Ballpark Village, which is basically a collection of pubs and burger joints, with a central atrium of huge TVs and bistro tables. For those who want to see the...

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Geritol Journals

Sep 11, 2014 - St. Louis, MO

We here just for overnight in a park very close to the ARCH. It is not one of your best picks for a RV park. Our rig is on a down hill slope and in the industrial area and a very noisy street! But it is close to the hwy and we had hope to check out the ARCH but it is raining and believe it or not it is now cool. So here we sit gazing in each other eyes! Not sure what is going on with program said I need to repost the latest photo from yesterday. From Independence we traveled along 70. All I can say it is like traveling thru a beautiful...

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Sep 5, 2014 - St. Louis, MO

We headed to St Louis for a two week stay. You may ask why two weeks there? Well, I needed to get my laptop fixed, we have found you have to kind of stay put around holiday weekends, and Stephanie had multiple red dots. We also thought about attending a Cardinals Ballgame, but there was a heat wave and who wants to sit in the stands with temperatures in the 96 – 102 and the heat index between 105 and 112? But we did go to Busch Stadium and the Cardinal Nation at Ballpark Village. This is a great walking area right in downtown. Of course, we...

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Sep 3, 2014 - Day 3 St.Louis to Wellington,KS

Well off to follow Route 66 to Kansas. Along the Interstate there is a rest area where the picnic tables resemble buildings on Route 66 and has a pictorial history of the Mother Road. The floor is tiles like a map of all the states that 66 goes through. You can walk your way across 66. Once in Kansas there are only 14 miles of Route 66 to drive on because it cuts across the bottom east corner of Kansas. At Galena, KS , Disney got their inspiration for the movie "Cars". From here we went US 166 west to Coffeyville where the Dalton's robbed...

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Kansas 2014

Jul 16, 2014 - Return to Allen Day1

Left Middlebury Indiana early Wednesday morning about 9am. Sky was cloudy but roads were clear. We took the Toll road Interstate 80/90 headed West towards Chicago. Just before Chicago we took I-70 going South towards St. Louis. On the way we stopped for lunch at a roadside park. We made it to St. Louis just in time for rush hour and thanks to Bill's brilliant planning, we went the wrong way on the loop around town. Instead of entering at about 9 o'clock on the map and exiting the loop at 11 o'clock heading south, we went the wrong way...

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Gabby Road

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