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... other than Pizza we decided to go elsewhere.
St Louis is full of amazingly friendly people. However at night, there's definitely a darker side to the city which is a real shame. Lots of "dazed" people walking about asking people for money, even in small amounts. "Hey, can u spare 35 cents, i need it for bus fare". It kind of reminded us of downtown San Francisco at night. It makes you appreciate your life.
We decided to go into a restaurant ...
... br> Random thing #
1. I am so confused about packing because the season will change in September (I think), but for now, I have to pack for 40 to 50 degree weather. No snow though. Hey that rhymed! Lol ("No, snow, though" also a prime example of why learning English can be ************-natives.)
2. I’m not quite in the mood to start making friends with strangers right now. I’m pretty good ...
Easter mass, a quick visit with mom to say bye, last minute prep and we're on the road by 11:00 a.m. Plenty of time to get to our first stop west of St. Louis. Beautiful weather, then on the Illinois side of St. Louis we both heard a sound and shortly after that JD saw rubber flying off the drivers side of the RV. Pulled off, found a level (muddy) area ...
... 8217;t hurt as much anymore.
Planning our route further we decide to stay in Collinsville one more night to make the trip to Chicago in one go, rather than stop along the way.
In the morning we head off, not stopping very often, but instead enjoying the scenery rolling by corn fields, and some more corn fields. We stop for lunch at Panera Bread in Bloomington, IL before continuing on. Hmmm, Panera Bread is delicious, Gemma wasn't ...
... guess where from the pictures below. One is not amused.
That's the third and final leg of the 'music' stops. Not so much blues as expected - but still plenty about. Not sure if I can put them in order ... but now I've mentioned it ... I'd say ... St. Louis, Nashville and Memphis - but New Orleans stands out for Jazz!
That's us ready to move on again. Is it going to be cold ever?
Tune in next time for a weather ...