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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.
... took to a Ford Dealer. They
kindly disabled it further so that no one could get in using the dangling lock
rod but still allowed me to lock and use the door manually from the
inside. Either I scared off the thief
or he only wanted one thing because he didn’t bother taking, a $20 bill, a Kindle
, and my gps. It turned out to be a
good/bad day and I was happy to find a free campsite at the nearby Granite City
... me over to Missouri. Another state down towards my trek to California and from there to Vancouver.
Here are some cool old pictures from Granite City. The first is a train depot and the second from a church meeting. Love the Indian sitting front and center.
Granite City History (mostly from Wikipedia)
Granite City was founded in 1896 to be a planned company city similar to Pullman, Illinois, by German immigrant ...
... thats a pretty good description of your vehicle up the arch, as its a little white pod that seats 5 and it all of 4 ft high. So off you trundle throughthe arch til you reach the top, and look out little windows that face down over St Louis. You are still inside so its a rather limited view, but impressive all the same. You can see 2 states which is more than the Prudential building in Boston could claim, and equal to the Empire State Building.
... the sunlight on the spire (just installed in March 2011).
Kansas City is the biggest city on our trip so far. It’s a bustling crossroads of transportation—railroad and trucking, the modern version of the cattle drive destination. Traffic is on the level of Norfolk/VA Beach. Every chain restaurant and store is represented, even Whole Foods. If you were dropped out of the sky onto the highway, you would not see much ...