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The next day St. Louis was Mardi Gras central. On a scale that is what I would imagine 1/10th the debauchery of NOLA, St. Louis did it's best. The police even stopped me because they wanted to know why I was carrying around a box of Cheerios. They clearly aren't used to responsible adults you like to alternate their alcoholic drinks with something other than more alcohol.
Next stop Chi-town.
Spent in St. Louis: $75
Total Spent On Trip: $1150
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... lunch at Landry's Seafood House, located in the Union Center. This complex, opened in 1894, was once the bustling train station handling up to 100,000 passengers per day.
After lunch, wowed by the change in the weather conditions, we decided to enjoy the outdoors. The temperature had risen to the high 60's yet looming in the forecast was an ice storm the next day. ...
... This does work well, but only if you don't loose the map (wasn't me!).
Loads of places seen and things done, but only a few worth a mention. Main thing was a visit to the Gateway Arch, the Gateway to the West, which was built in the 60's blah blah etc etc.... It's a 630ft stainless steel arch on the riverfront that houses the tourist information area and contains a "train" of snug 5 seater capsules (see pic) which you ride ...
Today it was time to hit St Louis downtown. The big tamale. After another lovely breakfast from Coree, I was sent into the city with my jelly sandwiches. Coree dropped me off at the metro station, and I headed downtown on the Metro towards the river. Not any river, oh no, the Mississippi River.
St Louis is known as the Gateway to the West. Not the East, just the west. And to mark this, in the middle of the 20th Century, they decided to plonk a ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking