Super 8 Fairview Heights
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July 5, 2015 (LC equivalent westbound May 16, 1804)
Traveled all of 28 miles from St. Louis to St. Charles MO. It took Clark and the Corps 2 days to move their three boats the same distance against the Missouri River current. They would not have liked the river today because it was above flood stage by about 3 feet and the current was ripping.
I spent the day in St. Charles ...
We drove across Kentucky toward St. Louis with Emily driving half the distance..It was her first behind the wheel on a busy Interstate with semi-trucks...She appeared confident and did very well for the first true test in Interstate travel....Once we arrive in St. Louis, we located our hotel, but decided not to check-in until after our tour of Busch Stadium...Home of the Saint Louis Cardinals. This was after a few anxious moments with me turning onto a one-way street...We were ...
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toasted coconut sprinkled in the sauce. If you like coconut, this is your cake.
After dinner I walked around some more and got a pina colada from one of the
many shops on Bourbon Street. New Orleans at night affords many photo opportunities.
Saturday we walked over to Cafe du Monde for cafe au lait and beignets. The
last time we tried a couple different places for beignets and decided that we liked the
ones from Cafe du Monde best. ...
... town with stories to tell. We headed for the City Hall which had a 'phone booth on the roof. We enquired if we could use it (Photo opportunity) and the young lady took us up to the Fire Department upstairs, they said no, something to do with Health and Safety would you believe? We were then taken into the Mayor's Office and was given the story of the Booth. (Never seen such a big posh office). Apparently it was used by a willing volunteer to keep an eye out ...
... to see the gigantic silver arch that overlooks the Mississippi. It is 630 feet high and is the gateway to the west.The Mississippi was swollen and muddy with huge tree trunks floating along - the result of all the rain from States up north. But at least it was no longer cold. Temps reached mid 70's today. Hooray!