Jefferson Square Lodge
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... 1898. After Girard there are stretches of road that still have the 1920s concrete pavement, now showing signs of weathering with cracks snaking their way through the concrete. The concrete sections continued beyond Nilwood including a spot where there are turkey tracks made while the concrete was still setting. In Carlinville I stopped at the town's square where it is paved in brick and has a number of 1880s buildings lining it. I ...
... was not favorable. I fully intended to get to St. Louis but when we got to a town called Marthasville it was still 58 miles to get there. I had already gone 74 miles and I was getting really tired. We decided to ride forward about 10 miles into a bigger town named Washington and we called it a day. Tomorrow I will ride into and through St. Louis where I am looking forward to getting some awesome ...
We had a nice short jump today to De Soto which was balanced
out by a difficult and oddly shaped lot in De Soto that required all of us to
temporarily wedge ourselves into a parking lot and then take turns turning
around and driving down a driveway that we parked along the side of on the way
to the tent. Whew. On the other side of us was a large track and field that the
kids instantly ran out to play on. There’s nothing quite like ...
... St. Louis arch. We found out that it is part of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial. It was built in the 1960's to commemorate the role of St. Louis in the expansion of the US. It is called the Gateway Arch. They have a very nicely done visitor's center. You can take a tram to the top of the arch and the down the other side. We bought tickets and when we got to ...
... is very determined to get some action and has enlisted 3 U.S. Senators to help in her efforts.
I was pleased to see that we didn't have any surprises with the boat today, Everything seems to be working smoothly (knock on wood). Tomorrow night they are calling for some rain around the St. Louis area, but I think we will be south of the worst of it. It seems weird, but very exciting, to finally be on this trip after thinking about it for so ...
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