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Hey everyone, I can't believe I am leaving tomorrow to start my study abroad program. I fly out from STL tomorrow to Newark, NJ and then leave from there for Dublin, Ireland! I will be in Ireland for about 5 days before heading on to London, Edinburgh, and Paris. Then, on February 7th I will be heading to Prague in the Czech Republic. This is when my program officially begins. I will then be studying international business at ...
... us. Some have asked if Bruiser is along on the trip and the answer is a resounding YES! Not sure how he will adjust but here goes.
We left Navy Circle at 8:45 with the temperature a pleasant 79 degrees.
I was told we would stop for brunch in two hours at a place where you can order Mama's Pancake Breakfast, Eggs in a Basket, Fresh Start Sampler, etc. as well as shop the "country store". Ya'll know what I'm talking about. However, we ...
... G. and William Niedringhaus for their Granite ware kitchen supplies factory.
Since 1866, the brothers had been operating the St. Louis Stamping Company, an iron works company, that made kitchen utensils in St. Louis, Missouri. In the 1870s, William discovered an enamelware process in Europe whereby metal utensils could be coated with enamel to make them lighter and more resistant to oxidation. At the time most enamelware was usually just one color as the additions of ...
... house and the family who lived in it and were then left to roam the neighbourhood on our own. In one of the larger houses was an exhibit about Abe’s journey from lawyer to president and after watching the film in the visitor centre I felt that I had learnt a lot that I didn’t know before.
We spent a bit more time in Springfield, taking in sights such as the state capitol building and the building where Abe Lincoln’s law firm was based, by now it ...
... the businesses on Virginia Beach Blvd. or Downtown Short Pump. A cold front came in, so we awoke to 36 degree mornings with a chill factor of 28. Just as we got to town, this "City of Fountains" decided to shut down almost all its fountains due to the cold.
First morning out we drove to Grandview and Independence, MO. Grandview is the location of the Truman Farm, where Harry Truman grew up. Independence has Harry and Bess ...