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Visiting our friends Dionne, Andy and Squirt has been the highlight of our trip. We headed south out of St. Louis on the I-44 before getting off and exploring some rural routes in the Ozarks.
The rain was persistent and visibility was limited but the drive was still beautiful.
As we got closer the GPS took us off the rural route and onto some smaller roads. I ...
... it's not illegal to smoke in restaurants, it felt naughty!
We then set off for our last stretch before reaching the hotel. Oklahoma state had a really good feel to it and driving into Downtown was even nicer.
We checked into the Hotel (another Hampton Inn). We thought the service was good at St. Louis, but **** me, this was something else! Stephen, and the other check-in girls were SO hospitable. We had a ...
... I really wasn't keen! We entered into the building (not sure what to call it) and there were reminders about Federal law about bombs etc. There was even a sign to say that jokes about bombs wouldn't be funny or tolerated..... This made us laugh! I decided to give it a go!!! Eeeeeeeek! We bought our tickets and joined a queue. To get to the top of the arch, you take a 4 minute ride in a capsule designed for 4 people. Bearing in mind we were in the USA, ...
After a great nights rest and a fine breakfast we set off again with Mumsie and Jasmin deciding that after reading all the Route 66 guide books and maps, that they would do some navigation! Well, all went well for the first HALF HOUR!!!!!! Then quite suddenly we found ourselves on a one lane, luckily sealed, road in the middle of a guy's ranch, surrounded by soy beans and corn, with both the girls denying all responsibility!!!! ...
... for a second, then pull negative G's going down the other side. What a rush! I shot this following video of most of the run, it doesn't illustrate the hills as well as I'd hope, but it is still a kewl run! Most of it is time compressed, about 27 minutes into 5. Credit Joe Satriani for the apropos musical accompanyment.
Just before I activated the camera I lifted my visor to scratch my nose when I took a bumble bee on my sun glasses lens at about ...