Day 3

Trip Start Sep 12, 2010
Trip End Sep 25, 2010

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Mike and Jenny have the first words for today:

"We have two amazing drivers and tour guides just for us! Talk about personal service. How good is that?! Jenny has found pecan and toffee pancake-size cookies. No stopping her now..."

The scenery changed drastically today - we saw trees! (I also thought I'd seen a tornado in the distance but it turned out to be a big chimney ... oops.) Lunch today was another new experience for Mike and Jenny at Panera Bread. After Subway, they were rather disappointed that it only took 10 minutes to choose their meal.

Daniel, our trusty GPS/sat nav, was a bit of a downer today. Every time he mentioned Missouri, he told us to head for "Misery".

Once settled in yet another (but quite new and lovely!) Super 8 motel, we ventured into St Louis for an exploration. We headed for the Gateway Arch, so-called as St Louis is known as the gateway to the West. It was an amazing structure, and is the tallest national monument in the United States at 630 feet; it is the city's best known landmark and a popular tourist attraction. We saw it for the first time as we drove downtown and Mike B decided that it looked just like Wembley Stadium!

Then it was over to Union Station, another amazing structure that housed a wonderful array of shops and restaurants. We plumped for the Hard Rock Cafe, finishing off with perfectly sized shotglasses full of mouth-watering desserts. Stomachs full to bursting, we clambered into the minivan and discovered The Broadway Oyster Bar by chance, where two guys were entertaining the disappointed St Louis Cardinals baseball fans with their take on blues/rock.

Tomorrow Nashville, Tennessee!
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Love how you thought a distant chimney was a tornado!! :-D

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