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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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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

Jul 5, 2014 - Gateway Arch in St. Louis, MO......................

Saturday evening: We decided to go see the Gateway Arch after we ate dinner. The Arch is about 20 minutes away from our hotel. Last night I visited the Arch's website and I wrote down the special driving directions they provided because of the construction by the Arch. The GPS wouldn't be much help. I am glad I did. They did close a road that we didn't expect but we made it. We parked in a parking garage for $5 and then walked to the Arch a short distance away. We went to the Visitor Center under the Arch. The Security getting into it is...

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Jul 5, 2014 - Salina, KS to St. Louis, MO

The breakfast at the LaQuinta was very good. They had omelets and chocolate milk cartons plus all the usual stuff. We left at 7:45 and arrived in Maryland Heights (20 miles west of St. Louis) at about 2:45. We are staying at the Drury Inn. We asked the guy at the front desk about a Kroger type store but he wasn't aware of any. Sam's has a gas station. The drive went well for the most part. When we got closer to Kansas City our GPS detoured us around due to I-70 turning into a Toll Road. It took us about 50 miles around southern Kansas City...

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Jun 27, 2014 - Salina (KS) to St. Louis (MO)

Friday, 27-June – Salina, KS → St. Louis, MO Route taken: I-70 E → US-50 E → US-44 E Average Gas mileage: 28.2 mpg dropping to 27.9 mpg as highway speeds increased above 65 mph Weather: warm (69F) in the morning, hot (90F), sunny and windy turning overcast with thunderstorms in the afternoon. Wind was still a factor in Kansas. We had a thunderstorm with soaking rain soon after we arrived at our KOA Kabin. Elevation: no longer important in the 'flatland' Highlights: - thunderstorm and rain - finding a few bottles of a developing Missouri...

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Jun 21, 2014 - lovin’ katy AND my wife

i’m really sorry for the long time between posts! my wife arrived a week ago (yay!) and we’ve been busy most evenings so i haven’t had time to write. one of the things we did was visit a cousin of mine that i haven’t seen for 30 years. leslie’s lived in rural missouri most of that time, so i routed north to be close enough to visit – and we had a great time catching up and checking out her farm. not to be outdone, naomi caught up with a navy friend she hadn’t seen for almost FORTY years (pre-timm) – and we spent some time with her and her...

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