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Leaving St. Louis and embarking on my epic 5 day road-trip to Portland, Oregon! I will be stopping at Lawrence and Hays, Kansas, Colorado Springs and Elizabeth and Denver, Colorado, Moab and Salt Lake City, Utah, Boise, Idaho, and Colombia River Gorge, Oregon ...
... all hooked up by 4:45PM in the KOA in Granite City, IL. Once settled and Bruiser had been walked we fulfilled our "commitment" to relax and have a drink before dinner! On to grilled cheeseburgers, tomatoes from our backyard, and carrots. Instead of the usual burger buns, we used Ann M.'s bread. Nothing beats homemade sourdough bread! Thanks for the loaf, Ann!
The only bad news about this first day was that we drove 330 miles. Somebody, ...
... had imagined 4th of July to be!!! After spending some time down there, we walked the 5 minutes back to the hotel for a short rest before heading out for the fireworks back at the river front. They were absolutely amazing!!!! We turned up about 20 minutes before they were due to start, got a front row place at the railings right next to the river, and saw the most amazing fireworks! I think we both agreed they were the biggest we have (and probably will) ever ...
... next to me that I would recognize from my plane (because she was gorgeous) was also confused about baggage. She found an airport person (who was more than happy to help her) and I tagged along with this info. Once I got my bags, I started the hour long journey to get to my hotel in which most of the time was spent waiting for the hotel shuttle to arrive to the pickup station. At this point, I’m extremely hungry because I was too frantic ...
... went to the Coldstone Creamery next door. We arrived in New Orleans a little
early to get into our room, so they checked our bags and we walked around a little. This
was my third time in New Orleans so I wandered around taking photos which is one of
the things I love to do there due to the beautiful balconies adorned with flowers. It was
about 4:30pm before we were able to get into the room. We got room 316 the Orleans
Suite. This is a corner room with a king ...