Super 8 Collinsville/St. Louis
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... and posting himself at the screened door to my mom's porch. He hates not being allowed in rooms, so when my mom decided Max wouldn't be allowed in her closet, Max decided he would do whatever it took to get in (and guess who eventually won?).
Not wanting to waste a great day in Saint Louis, my mom, dad and I went to Carl's (http://www.yelp.com/biz/carls-drive-in -brentwood) for lunch and left Max alone for the first ...
... a great little café in downtown Bentonville, then it was off to St. Louis. The 5+ hour ride across Missouri was easy but pretty boring. The upside: I got great gas mileage! I arrived in St. Louis around 3:30, which gave me plenty of time to explore the Pulitzer before it closed at 5.
Turns out, that was more than enough time. The Pulitzer is an interesting art museum – it doesn’t display its own collection, but instead hosts ...
... 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 ...
... to truly understand! See the pictures and you will see how much Tim was enjoying himself. Early evening we left and visited Forest Park and ended up sitting at the boathouse enjoying a drink. Then, surprisingly enough, the St. Louis Cardinals had a home game and who were they playing? Tim's favorite baseball team, the Pittsburgh Pirates. We purchased some last minute tickets on line and headed for the game.
... to see for 8 months. I really need to visit my grandparents and hang out with my family for a little bit. I also need to try and get in a few more skateboarding sessions with some of my friends and try and say goodbye to everyone else before I leave.
I feel like I could keep writing for a long time, but it's getting late and I need to try and go to sleep earlier so I don't die when I have to wake up at 5:00 a.m. for a 7:00 a.m. flight in a few days.