Holiday Inn Express Hotel Shiloh /O'Fallon
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... was about and Photo-proof taken, Zoey put it back where it had come from. We walked back thru the field, stopping at the play park for the kids to burn some more of their energy up. Levi is fearless and wants to do all as the older ones are. He launched himself down the slide and came flying off the end, not the least bothered by the big bump onto his bum. Wanting to copy and walk also around the walled surround, but held out his little hand for me to hold (another melt moment) ...
... traffic on my way out of St. Louis but I'm not complaining because thats the only traffic I've been in this whole trip. I decided to take I-64 as opposed to I-70 because I spent all day yesterday on that and the thought of driving through Indianapolis really didn't excite me. So it sent me into Illinois, once I was finally out of St. Louis, it was absolute hell to get out of due to construction, traffic, super confusing highway systems, and the woman on my ...
... photographers were about taking wedding photographs with the arch as the back-drop.
Having almost worn ourselves out with walking in the blistering heat, it was a quick stop at Starbucks for liquid refreshments before heading back to the car and then back to the hotel. We arrived back at 5:28pm.
We headed back over to Bandana's BBQ for our evening meal before getting an early night, ready to hit the road again tomorrow.
... br> Another big attraction for everyone was watching the hippos playfully trying to capture and chomp the bananas in their pool. Who would have thought hippos loved bananas? I'm sorry that the crowds watching the hippos were so big we didn't get a great shot, but squint and imagine the hippo in the pic trying to catch the banana.
We did get a good shot of the new Asian elephant baby, Priya, but you might enjoy ...
... and headed out to get a look at the city in the last bit of daylight. Downtown St Louis is a huge place but the streets seemed pretty empty. We headed down to 'The Gateway" which stands on the edge of the Mississippi (the border between Illinois and Missiouri) It looks over St Louis, and was built to symbolise the westward expansion of the USA. Ofcourse all this sightseeing is very thirty work so the obligatory Irish bar saw a visit from us too! Total miles travelled today - ...