Fairfield Inn St. Louis Fairview Heights
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... of the boats and some original tools and artifacts from the journey.
St. Charles is also on the Katy trail which is a bike/hiking trail that runs across Missouri from near the Mississippi, then along the Missouri river and ends about 200 miles west of St. Charles. I will be traveling close to it for the next couple of days and I was able to ride a few miles of it today.
... high school in three different states (I got her whole life story). She was thrilled that I stopped in. Back on I-70 I went to finish my long day of driving to St. Louis. I hit some traffic on my way into the city, granted it was 5:30 during rush hour. I arrived at the Vierod's house around 6:00 where I would stay for the night. The Vierods are family friends from when I lived in Connecticut and I am so thankful I was able to stay with them! Great to ...
Today, we woke to a relaxing morning at the RV site. Then, we drove to a Metro stop on the outside of the city, and took the train into St. Louis.
The first thing we did was went up to the top of the "Gateway To The West" arch. We noted that the arch was started in 1963 and completed in 1965. I think I went there not too long after it opened....maybe 1968 (Mom, check me on ...
... and yes we sucked but wow we had such a fun night. At one point when Rodd took the answer sheet back he tried to bribe the judges with some vegemite.. didn't help our scores! The next round I took the answer sheet up and chatted a bit to the judges giving them instructions on the usage of said vegemite... after all was said and done we came last, not so surprising cos a lot of the questions ...
... around in that went all over the place. We now knew why they sold knee pads at the entrance.
From there we went to the outdoor part that again had all kinds of structures to crawl on and through and if we thought the dome was scary on the rooftop, this time we crawled through a tiny cage tunnel bridge that was about 7 stories in the air. The structure shaked as you climbed through it, again with nothing but a few skinny bars ...