Super 8 Motel - Alton
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... was a visit to the banks of the river which has featured in spelling bees across the world since primary school. There is something to be said about witnessing such a massive volume of water moving past you at such close range. It reminds you of the power of Mother Nature. Witnessing this beneath the shadow of one of the most fascinating man made monuments simply adds to the spectacle. The gateway arch is a whole other level of awesome and against the blue sky it looks ...
... is open till 5pm. This zoo has been voted the best zoo in the USA and another plus is it is free.
We get to the zoo around 2 and head in to get a map and a plan to see as much as possible. This zoo offers a lot of exhibits but is also a fairly compact zoo and we feel ...
... got me back into Missouri and to go back I would have to pay a toll (not likely). So I stopped at a MacDonalds to check my e-mail to see if the guy from BMW had sent me anything and he had. He really wanted to see my bike so that he knew he was going to order the right part for me. So a mad dash to St Louis was in order and I made it by 3:30pm which was 1/2 an hour before his deadline. Oh well, I'll go back to Hannibal tomorrow.
... became a jungle, with trees filling the horizon. Our first real icon of the trip would be the Chain of Rocks Bridge over the Mississippi river. Following the 66 signs through Illinois had been easy so we found the bridge with no trouble. What we had not appreciated though was just how long the bridge was, until we walked most of it. The bridge has been closed to traffic for years, partly because it is not big enough for modern day ...
... on heading out east, we should think again.
Arriving at the hotel was great. The ride up to the door gave us a glimpse of the incredible Busch Stadium where we would later be watching our first ever baseball game. We were checked in with impressive ease and the bikes were locked away for a couple of days ( I am at the point where I would happily never see them again ).
The build up to the game left no ...