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Aug 7, 2016 - St. Louis, MO

Drivers Log Fuel Stop—Phillips 66—KC, MO Aug. 5 This Leg—87.989 gallons, @ $1.959 = $172.37 Traveled 547.1 miles on 79.5 gallons for 6.88 MPG ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ We left KCMO on Friday morning. Driving East on I-70, we turned off briefly to Sedalia, MO to visit Sierra Bullet Company. By bullets, I mean only the projectile, not the whole cartridge. Photos were not allowed in the factory, but what a place. Our tour guide said Sierra 165 grain bullet, in 30 caliber, holds more records...

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East Coast Bound!

Jul 21, 2016 - Jefferson National Expansion Monument

July 21, 2016 Jefferson National Expansion Memorial and the Arch We were here about 11 years ago but did not have the time to go up in the arch, today is the day. The Jefferson National Expansion Memorial is near the starting point of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. It consist of the Old Courthouse where the debate over slavery was raised by the Dred Scott case, the Arch, a symbol of the opening of the west to settlement and the Museum of Westward Expansion showing that westward movement. It was designated as a National Memorial on December...

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Jun 15, 2016 - Noteworthy National Parks on the drive out west

After spending quality time with our son, Christopher, and his boyfriend, Kyle, we decided to head back west. Fran got a call from his former company, Portland Engineering, Inc., to work for a few months in their southern Oregon office. While living in Portland we had made several short trips to the Shakespeare Festival in Ashland. Christopher liked it so much he wrote about the festival on his college essays! Needless to say, we jumped at the chance to explore the southern part of our former home state. On the drive out, we took the...

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May 2, 2016 - Gateway Arch and St. Louis

What a fun day! Weather was a bit chilly for this area, in the low fifties, but at least it didn't rain. After a simple breakfast in our camper, we took the shuttle from the campsite to the Metro Linc and rode across the Mississippi, into downtown St. Louis. We arrived at the Courthouse to buy tickets to the Arch. It was a bit of a walk to the Arch as they are doing a massive construction project in the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial beneath the Arch. We were first in line to go up to the top. It is 630 feet high, the tallest...

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May 1, 2016 - Ashland, Ohio to East St. Louis, Illinois and St. Louis, Missouri

We had a nice complementary breakfast at the hotel this morning. Waffles with real maple syrup. Of course that is because we brought our own syrup with us. We left the hotel around 7 am, with our sights on St. Louis. It was warm and foggy for the first couple of hours. Ohio has some really nice roads. Both interstate 71 And 70 were in great shape, with 3 wide smooth lanes. The land was pretty flat with lots and lots of farms. The trees were all blooming. One thing I liked was the bridges under which we passed. Several were decorated with...

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Nov 14, 2015 - Day 6 - in St Louis

We decided to check out the Gateway Arch in downtown St Louis. It was built for a Worlds Fair, is 630 feet tall, made of stainless steel. We got our tickets at a repurposed Court House and then had lunch at Calaco before we took the tram ride inside the arch to the top. The views from the top are amazing. Check out the photos. We came back to the campsite in time to catch last of the sunshine at 72F and BBQed supper.

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Nov 13, 2015 - Day 5 - Kansas City to St. Louis, Missouri

We got an early start today, on the road at 8:30AM. We got to St Louis in time for lunch at our new campsite in Fenton, just south-west of St Louis. We got site at Covered Bridge RV Park, a small park, but decent concrete sites and patios. We went exploring at a Costco and actually got out with only what we went for. Quiet evening in bus in front of TV watching events unfold in Paris. So tragic.

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Sep 27, 2015 - Oktoberfest - St. Louis, MO

Hello Everyone, Today we drove to St. Louis, MO to visit Jeannie’s brother Bob and his wife Carol. While there they took us to downtown St. Charles for their annual Oktoberfest and we had a great time. We also had a chance to take them out for a ‘first timers’ game of Frisbee golf which went quite well! The next day we had a chance to visit one of my high school friends Bruce Byrd and his wife Janet, with a special appearance of his mother Dorothy! We talked them into going out for a game of Frisbee golf and had a great time! This was...

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Sep 24, 2015 - St. Louis Adventures

We came, We saw, We had fun! so this is a synopsis of the time spent in St. Louis.... Took in the Cardinals game on Friday night. We had good seats and bad food. A couple of cod beers and enjoyed the atmosphere at the game. We went up the Arch (640 Ft. High) and composed entirely in 1/4 in Stainless Steel. They said it was dedicated to Thomas Jefferson but Irene and I were convinced that AC had a hand in it somehow! We also took in the old Basicilla which has been restored and was the first Catholic cathedral west of the Mississippi, and...

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Aug 22, 2015 - Day 12 St. Louis

August 21, 2015 Day 11 Joplin, MO to St. Louis, MO We started out at 9:15 am under blue skies and 68 degrees. Today’s travel distance is about 270 miles. We stopped at mile marker 226 for fuel; diesel was $2.349/ gal at Flying-J. We decided to stay at the Cahokia RV Parque in Cahokia, IL which is across the Mississippi River from St. Louis, MO. 2 nights with our Good Sam's discount was $78; Full hookups and 50 amps. We went on line and booked tickets to the arch and riverboat cruise for tomorrow. August 22, 2015 Day 12 St. Louis, MO We are...

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Aug 22, 2015 - St. Louis. MO

We sat down for a leisurely breakfast outside around 9:30. Just as the four of us got settled it started to rain. We moved the table under the awning and went with the flow. We were expecting the rain but were hoping it would hold off. It is warm so became quite muggy. There is a lot of construction going on down by the Arch so had to maneuver some detours to get there. Down by the stadium they are building Ballpark Village which consists of many restaurants, a park and lots of places to shop and just sit around. It will be very nice when...

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Aug 21, 2015 - St. Louis, MO / Cahokia. IL

Today was a driving day. We will drive around 270 miles making up the 50 we were short yesterday. It was windy at times but clear. We are staying in Chacokia, Il. which is right across the Mississippi River from St. Louis and a short distance from the Gateway Arch. We will be here two nights.

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