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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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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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Jun 21, 2014 - Trail of Tears State Park

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 Rest day. Read books Thursday, June 19, 2014, We (Dan, Sue, Bob and I) played a game of putput golf at the Condo Resort. It was nicely warm with a breeze. Sue won, Bob came in 2nd and Dan and Joan tied! Sue’s prize is to go to Crocker Barrel out for lunch. Yahh Sue. We did some more rest and reading. Freeway is cement for a way. It goes clumpety, clumpety, clump. It is noisy -- Ah back to black top and only bridges make noise. The Missouri State Trail of Tears Park is a memorial to the thousands of Indians who were...

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Jun 19, 2014 - Springfield, IL

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 Springfield, Chain of Rocks Bridge on Route 66 Seven fifteen and we are off for Lincoln Country. No problems with traffic at all going and coming. It is a 2 ½ hour drive. We drove along the edge of a thunder and lightening storm. We saw lots of lightening flashes in the distance. The storm went east of us. The rest of the day was sunny, hot, and muggy. The first place we looked at in Springfield was the Lincoln Herndon Law Office. Lincoln came to Springfield at about age 27 and left to be President at age 52. When he...

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Jun 17, 2014 - Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis and Grant's Farm

Tuesday, June 18, 2014 - Cathedral-Grant's Farm-Grant Historical Site About 9:30 we left for St. Louis to see the inside of the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis. On the way we Googled what makes a Cathedral and a Basilica. A Cathedral is the home church of the bishop. A Basilica is a status given by the Pope and it is an architectural, historical, or spiritually significant church. Once a church has a Basilica designation it is always a designation. Apparently, you can lose Cathedral status. It took 76 years to complete the tile work at the...

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Jun 3, 2014 - Arrived in St. Louis

Hello from St. Louis, was lucky to get into Jeep dealership early Monday morning after dropping off the kids at the airport in Lexington. Called at 8 and by noon had a new condenser, wallet slightly lighter. But it was nice of them to take us right away the car sounded terrible even with the a/c off. We have to drive from St. Louis to Branson tomorrow to take Jillian back, will be 7 hours by car, 3 plus there and then back. After Wed we will get motorhome fixed on Friday and be on our way west Sat. morning. LOTS of traffic in St Louis area,...

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May 26, 2014 - What a difference a day or two can make!!

After deciding that we were all WAY to old to do the driving and camping on the way north, spending 3 nights at the lake made us all believers again! The kids are doing fine now... my leg/back sure settled down and I can walk!!! (but the driving today did set it up a bit. *)*0) It was fun watching kids of all ages going non-stop from 8am til quiet time at 9pm on the 'balloon' and the pool and the dirt track with the peddle carts and the bikes on the roads and the dogs and laughter, etc! Rejuvenating .... Today we drove on to a KOA just...

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May 22, 2014 - Since the end is never told….

We pay the teller off in gold In hopes he will come back But he cannot be bought or sold…. Alright, so I didn’t get too much bed rest in Bangkok, about 16 hours or so and it was off to the airport. I decided to fly back to the USA and go visit my Mom (the last few times I talked to her she sounded like she needed a hug - her house, which was destroyed in Super Storm Sandy over 20 months ago was still not finished being rebuilt yet and she’s stressed, rightfully so) and my Dad and the rest of my family. I also figured I'd go visit some...

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Apr 16, 2014 - Illinois

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 We did spend an additional two weeks in Mission but Sharon and I were both sick on and off for about ten days. Before leaving the valley we had a chance to visit more with my cousin Bob and Kathy. And we took a ride to Harlingen and took pictures of the murals around downtown. On April 8th we went up to San Antonio to visit with my niece Barb and nephew Kenney. Barbs son Mat made a good dinner for us and we spent the evening with them and Mat’s daughter’s ages 6 years and 20 months. We stayed three nights at Tres...

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