2014 Western Road Trip Day 31, Wednesday June 4th

Another pretty day as we pull out of Junction City but it is still blowing a gale just like yesterday. The drive is much the same with the views being pretty much nothing but farm land with civilization few and far between. We did see a few more trees.  The only major city we pass through is Topeka.

We ate lunch at Denny’s and then were back on the road. We were in and out of road construction until we crossed the Missouri River.

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It seemed like forever to get to St. Louis. We came into the city passing right past Anheuser Busch Stadium home of the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team.

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We are staying at the Drury Inn & Suites St. Louis Arch which is within walking distance (2 city blocks) of the arch. After checking into the hotel, Babs, Doe, and I walked over to the arch.

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Doe & I

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St. Louis is celebrating its 250th birthday

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Babs and Doe elected to ride to the top, been there done that,  I elected to sit on a bench and wait for them. Last time I went to the top, I had to crawl to the other side because I was too sacred to walk! These are photos that Babs took from the top.

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Old Federal Court house which is now a museum

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Our hotel

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Side wheeler river boat

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Anheuser Busch Stadium

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Downtown St. Louis

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More St. Louis skyline

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Bridges across Mississippi River

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Looking across the Mississippi into Illinois

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“The Old Cathedral”

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Lawn art at the arch celebrating the 250th birthday of St. Louis

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Babs at the top of the arch

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Helicopter landing

When they got back down from the top, Babs & Doe looked though the museum.

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Bear mauling bear

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From stagecoach to space

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Moon rover prototype

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Early Quality Inn

Returning to the hotel, we went down to the reception dinner Drury puts on. Afterward, Babs and I went to Angelo’s Taverna to try some fried ravioli, a St. Louis delicacy.

We brought one of the ravioli back to Doe to try. Then Babs & Doe decided to take a horse-drawn carriage ride, a $55 ride.

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The horses name was Chuck

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Tomorrow, we continue towards home. It looks like thunderstorms here tonight. I hope that it blows over and stays calm for the day tomorrow because we drive through more tornado country.

Babs Says: Does fried make everything taste better? Lobster, potatoes, and now ravioli? I’m undecided.

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