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We awoke to foggy, damp, deary conditions yet again. By the time we finished breakfast (enjoying the deer in the back yard) and headed out, the fog was still heavy. Our first stop was going to the be the Old Courthouse located at the base of the Gateway Arch. Remember the view from the Arch yesterday? It was a good thing we visited the Arch the day …
... his legs while they ran his bag through the machine (secretly I also just wanted the ladies to tell me how great my cat was, and they obliged). I brought a blanket to cover him with which seemed to help him calm down while we waited at the gate and while he was stuffed under my seat. Max was a champion flyer. He hardly made a peep the whole trip and once we got to Saint Louis, he explored all crevices of my mom's car while we ...
We drove to the Arch this morning. We had no idea how huge that sucker is! 630 feet! That's taller than the Space Needle! You have to go up 90 steps, sit in a tin can to ride up into the top, where you can look out over the city and the Mississippi River. Three problems, no four...
1) We have the dogs with us
2) We are both afraid of heights
3) My knees are not in good shape and 90 steps would kill them
4) That sucker sways ...
We made it! We escaped Hotel California!!!
We did a lot of driving today. I felt like we had escaped from prison and had to run as far as possible so they couldn't come and get us and haul us back! Phew!!!
We saw some beautiful country again today. We even got to cross the Mighty Mississippi River!
The river was at a narrow point and there really was not a lot of great looking places to lay up for the night... I found a spot on a beach area and the thought did run across my mind that maybe it was a bit close to the shipping lane... but I sat there at anchor and several barges passed by with no terribly ill affects , just a rolling motion of the boat....I spread out my sleeping bag on the floor of the tiny cabin.. ...