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... hour about St Louis.
Afterwards we had lunch then visited the old courthouse. We didn't realise the significance of the old courthouse but it was instrumental in the civil rights movement. Dredd Scott and his wife were both slaves and they contested their freedom in the courthouse as they were freed slaves enslaved. This was nothing new and there had been hundreds of other slaves contesting their freedom in the old courthouse. What was different about the ...
... 3 going into the small towns before East St Louis did not help. However, the expert driver found a lovely park in Dupo just right for our lunch spot.
Then it was into St Louis. I had absolutely no information as I had not expected to visit this town but Wes knew of an arch there that he wanted to see. Our Lonely Planet Guide was for the eastern states only and did not include Missouri. The arch was not hard ...
... by the marina then a walk around town, where we saw the infamous “mushroom houses” designed by the American architect, Earl Young. We shopped at the end-of-summer sidewalk sales, and Pat and Cheryl enjoyed their stroll through the farmers’ market making several purchases, including cherry salsa, fresh goats’ milk soap, and lots of blueberries, tomatoes and leaf lettuce. Again, more Loopers were with us in Charlevoix and ...
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In the morning we went for a little run in Little Rock! Off to the next place – St Louis, MO. Another long day's driving we get there late in the evening. Looking for accommodation we find some cheap accommodation on the internet in East St Louis – but luckily we read up before going there, and East St Louis isn’t a nice place, apparently. The FBI ranks it as one of the most dangerous places ...
... we'll see... ;) I would have loved more time for us to spend in the Museum of Westward Expansion (which we visited after doing the tram ride to the top to take pictures), but we needed to move on to get to Kansas City at a reasonable time (and do our best to avoid rush hour). My favorite quote (as Amber had just watched a replica of an old-time silversmith talk to us) was "That was ...