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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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Aug 17, 2015 - Gateway to the West

Another beautiful, safe day. Ryan's favorite activity of the day was the Louisville Slugger Museum. It was mine too because even though I have visited there before, it was so much more fun watching Ryan and knowing his love for baseball. We are officially out West because we crossed the Mississippi. Ryan was super excited when he saw the Jefferson Memorial Arch. He really wanted to go up in it but when we went to get the tickets, the next available time was 5:20 pm and we could not wait that long cause if you are a baseball fan, you know...

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Aug 4, 2015 - Dinner with Friends

When we lived in Walpole, Massachusetts we were members of the First Baptist Church of Westwood. We became friends with the pastors of the church including Larry and Linn Whitlock who retired and live in Warrenton near St. Louis. I found an almost new campground operated by the city of St. Peters. Last night we met Larry and Linn for dinner. It has been several years since we have seen them and so we had a lot of catching up to do. Dinner was delicious and the conversation rolled along over many topics. It was good to see them and hear how...

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May 15, 2015 - St Louis, MO

This was our last day in St Louis. We started off the day with a factory tour of the Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate Factory. The make hand made chocolates, they are good, and very expensive. We bought 8 pieces of the seconds for $6. Then we went to the Missouri Civil War Museum. We learned alot about Missiouri during the Civil War Period and that tacked on to what we had learned when we were in Independance. Then after lunch we we went to the Budweiser Factory. The have one free tour and a bunch of more complete tours that they sell for $10....

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May 14, 2015 - St Louis, MO

Today it was raining so we were in no rush to leave. We finally got out after we picked up mail and got my replace UP24 which had broken under warranty. First stop was the AKC Dog Museum. Well, it turned out to be an art museum, now what we were expecting. So we only spent about 15 minutes their. Then off to the Post Office to return the broken UP24. Then a stop at the supermarket for fruit and veggies. It was late so we decided to eat BBQ at Pappy's Smokehouse. There was a very long Disneyland like line to get your bbq ordered. We were in...

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