Americas Best Value Inn / Metropolis
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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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!!!
... driving and having a headache. But the drain plug did not work and it was to much effort to hold it down so the water wouldn't drain.
The next day we drove through Fort Massac State Park. It is the oldest state park in Illinois and has some great history. We drove though and took some pictures. The fall colors were great. The trees in Northern Illinois were just about bare so it was nice to see the fall colors down south.
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 ...
... and other animals that they take care of. All of these animals were brought to the center because they were injured or sick and could not live in the wild. The local art fair was amazing. It was far bigger than we thought it would be with unusual art work.
Today was another travel day. We left Topeka at 8:15 and 70 degrees and headed east once again. The drive took us across the rest of Kansas, and Kansas City (Sharon I was thinking about you), through the lower part of Illinois, and into Kentucky. We crossed the Mississippi River in St. Louis when we crossed into Illinois, and a few miles later, the Ohio River, when we crossed from Illinois into Kentucky. The Ohio River continues a ...