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Oct 30, 2013 - Lexington, KY to St. Louis, MO

October 30 Awoke to darkness and rain at 7:00. Travel day on RTE 64 across KY, IN, IL into MO to west St. Louis. Is a nice drive on the ridges overlooking the colorful fall foliage that continues as we travel west. As we passed through Louisville we saw the KFC Arena and Cardinal paraphernalia along with tributes to Muhammad Ali. (Cardinals are playing in Boston tonight.) Arrived at the BW hotel in Kirkwood (suburb of St. Louis) at about 3:00 and got a comfortable room not too far from the gym which is beckoning me! We are going to a...

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Oct 15, 2013 - St. Louis Science Center + Bruce & Janet Byrd

On our last day in St. Louis, MO we decided to go see their Science Center. It was a relatively short drive (right next to the Zoo), and was a perfect thing to do on this overcast day! While there, we took in the IMAX movie 'Jerusalem' which was a fantastic look at the city and how all the religious cultures live in harmony within a 1 square mile piece of land! After that we wandered around the entire exhibit, and found a fun area dedicated to Arches. I tried my hand at building one, and then saw a large scale model made out of Lego's of...

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Oct 14, 2013 - St. Louis Zoo

St. Louis Zoo Today we ventured to the Zoo in the afternoon. It was a nice warm 65 degrees and being Columbus Day, the zoo was pack with families since school was out for the day! We walked around the Zoo for many hours before coming home for a nice BBQ dinner!

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Oct 13, 2013 - St. Louis - Gateway Arch & Anheuser Busch Brewery

We traveled from South Dakota to St. Louis, MO, stopping for one night just outside of Omaha, NE to sleep. In St. Louis we stopped at Jeannie's brother Bob & Carol Boast's house for a couple of days. We arrived around 2PM, and were quickly whisked off to see my two favorite attractions - the Gateway Arch and the Anheuser Busch Brewery in downtown St. Louis. When we got to the Gateway Arch, although closed due to the government shutdown, the weather was nice and sunny, and the winds were moderate. So, with the small crowds around, I decided...

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Sep 19, 2013 - Springfield, MO to St. Louis, MO

(Sandi writing) I forgot to mention earlier, that the one thing I really miss about Arizona is the "dry heat". The temperatures lately have been in the high 80's to low 90's with the humidity around 70%. Ugh! We had a nice day visiting the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, which included taking a tram ride to the top. The view up 630 feet was incredible. We are trying to eat well while on this trip, but couldn't turn down a good BBQ dinner. Tomorrow we will visit Warm Springs Ranch, home of the Budweiser Clydesdales.

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Sep 14, 2013 - Day Trip: St. Louis, MO

Some days are great. Some days are okay. Today was okay. KOA offers a deal one weekend in September. If you stay Friday night, you get Saturday night free. We stay the extra night. We go to the Itty Bitty for breakfast. Did I mention that we are on Route 66? Our server raves about Grant’s Farm. We can see the Clydesdale horses there. We can visit the Ulysses S Grant National Historical Site. It is a half hour away. We are off. Grant’s Farm is very, very busy. We see the Clydesdales in the barn and the field. They offer to take my picture...

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Sep 8, 2013 - St. Louis - Day 1

It rained the entire two and a half hour trip to St. Louis. I drove directly to the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis to give thanks for my safe journey. Mass was in progress and the choir, first Sunday back after summer vacation, was magnificent ( that is when the organist didn't think it was all about him!). The fantastic acoustics in the building made the voices sound like they were coming from heaven. I took it all in wondering when I would hear such beautiful sounds again. The Basilica was build in 1914 and contains the largest...

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Sep 7, 2013 - Cahokia and St Louis

Friday, September 6, 2013 (I wasn’t able to post this on Friday because the motel’s internet was down.) Today we went from the 10th Century to the 20th. We drove to Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site in Illinois, just on the east bank of the Mississippi, near East St Louis. There’s a huge flattop mound, 100 feet high covering about 14 acres there. It was built by a culture called the Mississipian beginning around AD 900. They were the last of a series of mound building cultures up and down the Mississippi and Ohio valleys. They lasted...

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Aug 14, 2013 - The St. Louis Area

We had an easy 3 hour freeway drive from Sedalia to St. Charles, which is a suburb of St. Louis. We've stayed here twice in the past and really enjoy this area, as it's a quiet suburb, yet an easy drive to St. Louis. Since we weren't staying long this time, we decided to spend all our time in St. Charles and not go into the city. Duke likes where we stay, as there is a park out the back gate that has the Katy Trail running through it. So there are plenty of places to walk and sniff around here and of course, that's Duke's favorite thing to...

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Aug 14, 2013 - St. Louis arches and Cardinals baseball

August 14, 2013-Our goal is Branson Missouri, but it is too far to go to in one day. In looking at our route, I noticed that St. Louis was on the way. Better yet, the Cardinals were playing a home game at Busch Stadium. As soon as I confirmed that, Susan said “St Louis and a ball game?” She knew what I was thinking. St. Louis was about 320 miles away, so it would be a good day of driving and plenty of time to make the ballgame. We found an RV park at the Casino Queen casino in East St. Louis. It was a great location—right across downtown,...

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Aug 5, 2013 - Saint Louis 2009

When we left Memphis it was a nice ride to St. Louis. We went on the west side of the Mississippi River into Arkansas . Was a little scary when we saw what was left of some buildings that were gas stations and homes. Tops of trees and roofs were ripped off from what looked like tornados. When we got to St. Louis it was so nice to see the city and its arch. We stayed directly across the Mississippi on the east banks at the nice campground at the Mississippi Queen Casino in St. Louis Illinois. It was an easy ride back over the bridge to St....

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Aug 3, 2013 - Gateway to the West

Woke up early after staying in an awesome hotel in St. Louis for $70. Thanks again Hotwire. Too exhausted to explore St. Louis in the way we probably should have, but we did manage to go to the Arch and go in the Arch. Glad I did it, but I won't do it again. Very cool view, but really high up and the ride to the top is less than ideal. Got to see the Mississippi, but no time to waste. Eight hours in the car today at least.

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