Super 8 Pontoon Beach IL/St. Louis MO Area
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Woo hoo! Today we visited the first National Park in our star studded tour. What west trip would be complete without paying homage to all those who explored, pioneered and traveled before us by river, wagon, and train. The St. Louis Arch is a monument recognizing Thomas Jefferson's westward expansion, the idea of Manifest Destiny, and the role that the City of St. Louis played as a starting point. Remarkably, Jefferson believed that ...
... where knarly and had eye/holes we were checking in and around, it seemed a bit like a lost cause with sooo many trees to check. At one tree the boys were checking out and about to leave, aiden spotted and pointed to a higher hole that andy had to jump up to grab a branch to help climb himself up, blow me down with a feather it was only in there. Celebratory high fives and chuffed with themselves, andy signed our names and let Aiden put it back, leaving us in tree history. It ...
... the history of Emma, MO and found out it was discovered by Germans back in the 1800s. There were two elevators, two general stores, the Bank of Emma, and a large dairy cooperation was there (http://emmamissouri.com/History.php). Pretty fascinating and was a big highlight of my drive, especially because the woman who owned the general store was the first human I had encountered in hours and I was the first Emma she had ever met, even through 40 something years ...
Had an extra hour in bed today (whoopee!!) as it was a day of "rest". We headed off into St Louis after breakfast at 9:41am. As I turned on the radio in the car the song that was playing was Hot, Hot, Hot by Arrow. How appropriate this was. It was already 64oF and the temperature was due to rise to the late 90s if not into the 100s.
The journey into St Louis was quite good, taking just over half an hour. We parked in the ...
It's been 50 year since:
- Either of us has been to the St. Louis Zoo. When Dave told the cheery young man at parking lot gate that it had been that long and he quipped, "Don’t worry sir, if you get tired there are electric courtesy carts at each gate. “ I hope we aren’t that bad yet!
- I braided my hair. Despite several washings, my hair has been especially slippery since my last ...