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Monday, May 18, 2009 -- On The Way Home
We're in Alton, IL, on the last leg of our journey. Alton is just across the Mississippi from St. Louis and is my Mom's home town, also where Dad met her in 1943 and married her in 1945. We had a very gratifying afternoon today, taking our video camcorder to various …
... shop half way here. Apparently the antique shops are very popular in Missouri! We were overwhelmed by the size of the one we were in this afternoon. It was better than any I've ever been to. I felt like I was on "American Pickers" rather than vacation. Next thing you know, Bryan and I will be quitting our day jobs and working for that show! ha ha.
As we were checking out at the Antique shop, the cashier was attempting ...
... grandmothers and the rest of the family. I am so glad we stopped to visit with them.
Last night we stayed in a campground with railroads tracks nearby. Tonite we are in a flight path of the St. Louis airport. Makes it tough to sleep. We will be glad to get home and in our own bed where it is ...
You'll find the full text of Jack London's Story here:
If you prefer to read it in chinese, please do. Just check it out!
... and an amazing feat of engineering and construction. Not only that it captures the meaning of St. Louis role in bridging the East with the new West.
That evening we spent the night with a high school friend and her husband, Patty and Steve. We enjoyed some board games with Glenn and their daughter Anna and just spent the time catching up!