Motel 6 Metropolis
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... a good way .... I feel like I am on an airplane. I just hope I have all my fillings when I wake up (that's IF I can get to sleep).
Off to Broken Arrow, Oklahoma tomorrow to see my friend, Cindy. She is one of my best friends from high school days in Ric*******, Texas. I will finally get to meet her husband and her son, who just became a commissioned officer in the Coast Guard.
Ciao! Or since I am in Kentucky - "see y'all".
No trip to the States is complete without a road trip, so we decided to drive from St Louis to Nashville.
We were definitely glad we did otherwise we would have missed views of the Great Plains, Rend Lake, Kentucky Dam and Metropolis, Illinois - home of Superman! The great museum is filled with Superman memorabilia and made a good stop on the way to our next stop and home of our good friend Ashley!!!
... to get from the hotel to the casino we had to walk outside. It was a short walk but it was cold. The valet guy did offer to drive us with the golf cart but we declined.
The valet also gave us a $15 off coupon for the buffet (which he tore out of a brochure in the lobby) Which I'm glad we have because it was not worth the $15 a person. There was not many choices.
The room had a huge soaking tub which was great after a long ...
Started the day on a tour of Carter Cave. There were enough bats flying around that we started calling Clay 'Robin'. The tour ended with seeing a waterfall in the cave. Very Cool. Next stop was Fort Boonesborough. This is the town founded by Daniel Boone. We got to see what life was like for the Kentucky pioneers in 1775. We saw a weaver, a carpenter, and a blacksmith. We also got to watch as they made charcoal. You simply start a fire, then cover it with dirt and ...
We spent the holiday weekend at the campground at Land Between the Lakes. Lots of families camping and having fun. A great place to ride our bikes. The Hummingbirds were at the Wildlife Learning Center and Preserve. They also had wolves, owls, bobcats, ...