6 July 2010 Onawa, IA to East St. Louis, Ill

Published: July 7th 2010
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Bob and I are sitting in the lobby of the Casino Queen in East St. Louis. We traveled through lots of farm land today, some was under water, which will make it very difficult for the farmer to gather it in. It's no wonder it's underwater, as it's rained every day since we've been in the area. All we did was drive today. We did get in touch with Dorothea Hebebrand, a dear friend of Bob's mother. Dorothea lives in St. Louis, and we're going to go see her tomorrow at her place at 3pm. So, from our camper, we can see the Arch in St. Louis, it's so pretty. We're going to walk over there tomorrow morning after breakfast, and take the train back. The train cost $2.25 one way per person---which we think is pretty steep for a ride of less than a mile. It's nice and hot here---I knew Kerry would like to know that I've finally thawed out from our trip to Alaska and Going to the Sun Road. We sure miss them, but Bob took me to the Casino after dinner and we walked around watching folks lose their money. We didn't even spend a dime in there---well, the cheapest slot machine was a quarter, so we didn't even lose a quarter.

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7th July 2010

good times
Other than the weather it sounds as if your trip has been fantastic. All the pictures I have enjoyed of many places, along with your blog have been appreciated and enjoyed. Continue to be safe on your long journey. love ya, julia
7th July 2010

So very glad to hear you've thawed out ! The heat and humidity are sucking the life out of us.
7th July 2010

Live Dangerously
Kerry says go ahead and throw a quarter in. Safe trip home.

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