Hampton Inn Rolla
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This resort is another one with a beautiful pool (and another one available to us through Resort Parks International).
We went into Hermann, toured the Stone Hill Winery, the Hermann Wurst Shoppe, stopped in a Brewery (for Greg, of course), and then had a bite of BBQ. A good day, despite the oppressive heat (which seems to be the theme of this summer's travels!)
First up today we gave the hotel breakky a miss and went in search of a small city diner. We were very happy to finally wake to clear blue skies!! Woohoo! We walked past the huge Bushe Baseball stadium and the plethora of surrounding car parks. It was hard to find breakfast places in the business centre we were staying in, but we saw a couple walking by with a take away coffee and asked where was good for breakfast. They pointed us to a place two blocks down ...
... the wildlife and she said lots of deer, wild turkey and armadillos and was surprised I hadn't seen any this morning. There is a ton of bird life: bluebirds, cardinals, robins, woodpeckers and geese. Nice and quiet here so you can here all the bird call. Would really like to see the park in a couple of weeks; the forest would be ...
... like planned and filled up with gas ($150) in Bloomington, Indiana. After that we'd hoped to pick up the last few odds and sods and instead spent far too much time running around shopping (Target, Lowes, Sears, Finish Line). Because we spent so much time waylaid, we had to skip the lunch. Instead we drove through St Louis which was beautiful! Would like to go back and spend some time there. Our GPS had no clue about the ...
... 8211; not for – Abraham Lincoln when he was an Illinois State Legislator. Driving there, we are listening to U2:
I want to run
I want to hide
I want to tear down the walls
That hold me inside
I want to reach out
And touch the flame
Where the streets have no name
Abraham Lincoln practised law here. His strength, optimism, ideals are absent in this town on the old highway. Point of ...