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Apr 30, 2013 - Another amazing man-made structure

The campground at Granite City proved to be an easy shot into the Gateway Arch. Can't gush enough about what an incredible structure this is. They cleared out the dead or dying riverfront houses and businesses and built this amazing structure out of stainless steel. Just an engineering marvel to pull off! Went up inside the Arch. You ride in these pod things that are like a ferris wheel car except that you're enclosed in them, with 3-4 of your new best friends, for a very tight 7 minute ride to the top. Once there there are these super...

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Apr 10, 2013 - 2nd full day in St Louis

Today we had a less busy day, we started off with relaxing in the hotel room until 10:30am and then we headed to the Busch Stadium to watch the St Louis Cardinals play against the Cincinnati Reds. Definitely a wonderful experience to give the kids!!! After the game we decided to go play a few games of bowling at the Tropicana Bowling Lanes. We had a great time and it was nice and cool inside... the weather was just perfect for the game at 78 degrees (we all got a bit sunburnt today) Once we finished playing around with bowling, we headed...

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Apr 9, 2013 - First full day in St Louis

Today was a very busy and full day :) We started off with The Arch. We went up 630ft to the top of the Arch we were saw some amazing sights! Then we went to a theater and watched how the Arch was made (amazing what they accomplished with no safety harnesses. Finishing up at the gift shops :) After that we headed to the Old Courthouse for a quick peek inside :) Then we decided to walk to the Union Station and along the way we stopped and checked out some of the sculptures at the City Gardens. After stopping at the City Garden, we...

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Apr 8, 2013 - Arrived in St Louis,MO

We got up at 5:30am, got ready, enjoyed a quick breakfast, and started our long 12.5 hr journey to St Louis. I have to say that this was a very boring drive (resembled Albert a lot lol) with lots of farms and flat land. We eventually noticed it was getting quite warm in the car, so we checked the temperature and to our delight it was a pleasant 18 degrees (we started out with -1 in the morning)and when we arrived in St. Louis it was a beautiful 23 degrees (in Celsius of course lol). As we got within 2 hrs of St Louis we decided we would...

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Mar 19, 2013 - From Lebanon To St. Louis

Today I found myself in Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois and Missouri! Not bad. I left around 10:00 and it was sunny until late afternoon so I motored right along. There was a traffic jam around mid-day as seen in the photo (almost all semis) and, of course, I hit St. Louis right at evening rush-hour, so it was a zoo. (I'm getting tired of traffic!) I'm actually at the Walmart in Lake Saint Louis which is just west of the big city. For some reason, the map program on this site can't seem to find it. Tomorrow, I'll head towards Denver and the...

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Mar 8, 2013 - On our way home for a bit.

We are on our way home! So sad, but we've gotta check the mail, pay the bills AND schedule our next trip.. .. you know - the reality stuff! Nothing exciting going on here in St. Louis, we are just going to belt it and get home. It was a bit of a ride today, and tomorrow is another long one.

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E Squared Travels

Feb 10, 2013 - Old St Louie

On our way back to the snow and blow of Wisconsin, we felt impelled to stop at one of our favorite chain restaurants, The Old Spaghetti Factory. We have eaten at this particular restaurant before ... in the old St Louis Riverside area. Once again, a great experience and a spaghetti meal we'd return to any Old Spaghetti Factory to enjoy.

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Winter 2013

Dec 26, 2012 - More from St. Louis

We are enjoying our two days in St. Louis. This city has a lot to offer and would take a lot more than two days to explore it all. We missed the snow all together. St. Louis expected to get several inches but they are now reporting that the snow went further south. People are stranded all over the Padacah, Kentucky area. We are so glad we decided to drive to St. Louis instead. I am adding a few pictures of the incredible 630 foot Gateway Arch and other places we visited in the city. Tomorrow we will be taking a side trip to Hartford,...

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Dec 25, 2012 - Saint Louis, Missouri

We left Ed & Vickie's this morning and drove to St. Louis, Mo. We hated leaving on Christmas day, but the blizzard was heading right toward Kentucky. We arrived in St. Louis around 4 P.M. We are staying at the Lumiere Hotel in downtown St. Louis. We will be here for a couple of days until the snow passes. Check back later for more from St. Louis.

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Dec 13, 2012 - Leaving on a Jetplane

Well it is here. Hopefully I have not forgotten to pack anything. It will be a long travel day - ugh! But looking forward to crossing the pond! See you on the other side! BTW. No lines at Lambert. Got tickets and walked through security in a few minutes. Forgot to take my liquids out and had to have my bag checked but if that is the only problem I will be very happy. Here is a picture of the hopper I take to Philly. Thank goodness for an isle seat!

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Palestine Freedom

Dec 12, 2012 - O' Little Town of Bethlehem

Did you know that "O Little Town of Bethlehem" was written by Phillips Brooks (1835–1893), an Episcopal priest? He was inspired by visiting the Palestinian city of Bethlehem in 1865. His organist added the music, simply entitled "St. Louis." See: Louis F. Benson, "O Little Town of Bethlehem" in Studies Of Familiar Hymns, First Series (Philadelphia: The Westminster Press. 1924). A Bit of History Following the Six-Day War, Israel took control of the city. In 1995, Israel turned it over to the Palestinian National Authority in accordance with...

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Palestine Freedom

Dec 11, 2012 - Occupied Palestinian Territories

The West Bank and Gaza are unique given that they are a series of non-contiguous areas governed by the Palestinians, yet surrounded by Israel and Israeli Defense Forces. The West Bank is approximately the size of Delaware while the Gaza Strip is approximately twice the size of Washington, D.C. There are approximately 3 million Palestinians (Arabs, Gazans and Christians) living in the occupied territories. There are also over 350,000 Israeli Settlers in the OPT. (see triangles on the map to find location of the illegal settlements). It is...

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