Travel Blogs from Saint Charles
Leaving St. Louis and embarking on my epic 5 day road-trip to Portland, Oregon! I will be stopping at Lawrence and Hays, Kansas, Colorado Springs and Elizabeth and Denver, Colorado, Moab and Salt Lake City, Utah, Boise, Idaho, and Colombia River Gorge, Oregon ...
... until 11:30 at the Cracker Barrel in Paducah, KY. Talk about crowded but the wait was only 15 minutes surprisingly. Then on to the gas station! We don't know how many gallons the RV would have sucked up because the pump stopped when it reached a certain amount of money. Must have something to do with the credit card as we used it instead of the debit card. Will have to check it out with the credit card company.
Finally we were checked ...
... city: it was 96 degrees today and the ice cream shop was closed. Crazy, no? Free parking though, which might be enough to redeem them.
From there it was off to Defiance, Missouri, which is approximately 25 miles upstream from St. Charles. This is where DB spent the last years of his life. The home where he lived for the last few years and where he died (three weeks before his 86th birthday) ...
... being the first in the Cantilever style
(just like our story Bridge in Brisbane).
On the other side is the city and Old Courthouse. The arch definitely enhances the city and makes the riverfront more interesting.
... the sleeping beast. (he's never sleeping just looking for a weak spot) .... but he woke the Momma Bear in me when he goes messing with my son.
Today is a new day .... and I just want to sneak a quick one to you all to say thank you!
It's a good morning ... I wake up to a brand new day and I can feel the hope that is rising up in me!! ...
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