Hampton Inn & Suites Columbia (at the University of Missouri)
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... on-the-nose for a political building?
The tour was focused primarily on the art within the Capitol. The "ranger" told a story of the state raising too much money for the construction of a new building (completed 1917) through municipal bonds; the leftover amounts went toward art for the interior. It was impressive. Opulent dome, statues, paintings; my favorite ...
... where, in addition to carrying all types of liquor (like Iowa), also had a section of "Adult XXX Movies" (brings new meaning to Missouri's motto as "The Show-Me State") and a tattoo parlor attached. Wow. There goes my budget for the first day. Kidding,
Arriving in Jeff City by crossing the Missouri River, the skyline is dominated by the State Capitol ...
... of the garage as we waxed and polished my van together. We plugged in the electric cord to check the refrigerator function. I had already checked it's cooling ability on propane, but I had not checked it on electric. John also schooled me on propane safety: the van is self-contained with a permanent tank that is filled at a station. Having never maintained any kind of RV, I had several questions. It is nice to have ...
... train towards Lambert Airport. Then it's St. Louis to Dallas, Dallas to Brisbane (16 hours). We have to stop in Brisbane for 1.5 hours because the plane doesn't have enough fuel capacity to make it to Sydney direct from Dallas. Sydney is only 1.5 hours away by plane from Brisbane. I'd say they cut that one pretty close. Supposedly this Qantas flight from Dallas to Sydney is the 5th longest flight ...
... river from the bluffs above.
They produce a wide range of wines. We, of course, tasted their dry reds. In addition to producing the standard mid-west/MO wines of the indigenous grapes (Chambourcin and Norton), they also do a creditable job of locally processing and producing wine with Merlot, Syrah, and Cab fruit trucked from CA in refrigerated trailers.
We then took a short drive into Rocheport to check out the town of about 270 folks. Neat ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool