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Happy 15th Birthday Will!! Where did the time go? Our destination today has us exploring St. Louis. The Gateway Arch was a thrill. We rode up 630 feet in a pod to the top. We could see 30 miles around. A terrific way to spend the afternoon. For many years Will loved the Cardinal's catcher Yadier Melina. As a birthday treat we're headed to the Cardinals vs the Pirates ...
Four Midwestern states today (Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Missouri), endless fields of corn, car games, and we finally crossed the mighty Mississippi and arrived at the St. Louis Cardinals stadium. It was a sea of red and lots of fun, but the Cards lost to the Pirates. The arch ...
... now apparent that the first gate had only been opened for access to cut the grass verges because we had driven over a blanket of freshly cut grass that had blown over the lane and which had covered most of the pot holes on the tarmac we had managed to find with our tyres and suspension. Harry saw me squeeze the car round the left side of the gate where there was JUST about enough room to avoid sliding down in to a drainage ditch.
Most of the way along Illinois Highway 53, ...
... sections was a room with the world's largest pencil and another section filled with concrete pieces from off the sides of buildings--sort of a museum for reclaimed building facades. It was cool and weird.
We paid extra to go the "Roof Top" which was an additional area of slides and things to climb in and on (including the school bus). We got there 1 1/2 hours before close but we made the most of that time and I think the kids got to see/do ...
... relaxing, we were off to watch The Cardinals and we had a great night. Hotdogs, Budweiser, souvenir Tshirts, Nachos, Ice Cream, Foam Hand waver thingy, we did the lot and loved the game. It seemed pretty uneventful until the 7th when it came to life and we got a couple of home runs. The Cardinals ended up losing but obviously it didn't matter to us. We had a great time!
Miles Cycled; 38, so much for a short hop into ...
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