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Travel Blogs from Saint Louis
Not part of the original plan to be going through St. Louis now
We did a Priceline deal at the very last minute coming into St. Louis (I didn't think it would work, but Tony insisted), and I was impressed with how great a place it got us, we were able to walk RIGHT across the street to the Arch! (And of course, the hotel wasn't too shabby either - perhaps the best place we'll stay on ...
We plan to stay around here tomorrow and will probably head down I-55 Sunday.
The motorhome with its new tires worked beautifully and we had no problems. Phil, who
is as handy as Ron isn't, installed a couple of grab bars in critical spots so we old folks
can maneuver more safely,
Except for the wind on the travel days, weather has been cool but very nice and will be
getting warmer as we move south. Thats all for now, TTYL
... diner food!!! After this we headed to the zoo. It was pretty warm out 77 degrees and the zoo was packed!!! We walked around for an hour or so then headed to a park nearby. We ended our night at the St. Louis bread Co. aka Panera Bread!!! It is the same place just different name here as it originated here in Missouri. When we got back to our hotel which had a balcony I kept hearing voices outside. I would go out but couldn't see anyone. Finally Jonathan went out ...
... up to the observation deck 200 metres above ground, with excellent views of the Missouri country ahead. The Arch literally is the Gateway to the West. We lunched at the Eatrite Diner before picking up the route again heading west toward Rolla. The Meramac Caverns slipped by without a visit as we were too pressed for time. We arrived late in after leaving the interstate too early. We did find excellent steak and salmon at Matt's Steak House ...
... The reception was an elegant and light-hearted affair.
The following afternoon we were treated to a Cardinals vs. Cubs baseball game at Busch Stadium. It was a brutally hot day but luckily our seats were in the shade. We skipped out of the game early to catch our flight back to Toronto.
We wish the newlyweds much love and happiness.