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Hotel was clean and rooms are a good size. Mall across the street and fast food options nearby.
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Today we explored the historic river town of Alton. I just love it. Not too big, not too small. Just the right mix of history, commerce, recreation and nature. REAL people gather here.
Due to the confluence of the Illinois, Missouri and Mississippi rivers, this is where commerce began in the 1700's. Louis and Clark began their expedition in 1804 just south of here.
Enough for the history lesson.... come see ...
... weirdos. After a meal of oddly aggressive service and frozen pasta and vegetables, we decided the night was kind of snuffed out.
All in all, it can be said that Saint Louis has an incredible range of quality and character. The city is famous for frozen custard, astronomical crime rates, its dying legacy as a city of national importance, its envy-inducing public parks and monuments, as well as some of the kindest and some ...
... took our 2-3 min ride to the top and got out.
At the top Mel was able to get some really neat pictures of St. Louis with the arch's shadow over it. After about 10 min Mel was ready to go down, because at the top of the 630 foot high arch on a windy day it kind of feels like be on a small boat on a choppy lake. The difference is of coarse in this scenario you can see that you have 630 feet to fall. So we came down in car 1. This time ...
... left. We’ll have to keep to our 50 miles or more targets though as we don’t want to end up having to make up time with 100 miles days as we did in Malaysia.
Looking back at the blog, we realised we’ve not had a day off for 14 days, something which probably explains our lethargy and the harrowing extent of my chaffing. I think the thing that I’m most looking forward to on our return is not having to put half a pot of ...
... that the cook brought out plates with bacon, and eggs. She also came out with a bowl of grits and scooped them out for anyone that wanted them, which was everything. Same with the biscuits. She also brought out some coffee as well. We were the only guests there at the plantation, the same as we had been at the swamp so we had the whole dining room to ourselves.
A tour of the plantation ...