St. Louis, Missouri to Cape Girardeau


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Published: May 21st 2018
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St Louis to Cape Girardeau


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This structure is unreal! I've never seen anything close to this. Photos do no good. You have to come see this yourself.
Sunday morning, May 20.

We started the day in St. Louis and had a lot of sites to see before we depart. I checked our location with my new app and noticed that we started today at 38.6 N, 90.2 W, with an elevation of 460.1Ft.

After breakfast and loading our car, we set out on foot to visit the Gateway Arch. Jackie and I have traveled a lot around the world and I can say without hesitation that this structure is one of the most fascinating that we have seen. I took a lot of photos, see below, but there is no way to capture this. You have to come see this yourself.

We took the tram ride to the top. It worried me a bit given my claustrophobia, but made it without a problem. You ride in a spherical cube that has five seats, real close. Another couple rode up with us. It only took about five minutes. Once up, there are a number of small windows that look east and west that you can lean over and peer through. The view towards the city were the most striking.

After the ride down we walked over to the baseball stadium. There was a 50% chance of rain so we passed on going. But we saw a lot of this historic stadium.

After this we returned to the hotel, got our car and drove over to the Anheuser Busch Brewery for a tour. It was another hit for us. We loved it. Plus, it completes our trio challenge: Bourbon, Wine and Beer!

After this we drove on down to Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Home of Rush Limbaugh. It is also the city where the movie "Gone Girl" was made. We followed the route and saw many of the sites from the movie.

Before we reached the Cape, we spotted a sign for Apple Creek Vineyard. Hey, why not stop for a little break. We did and we loved this place. Once again we were lucky to find this gem and meet some nice people. The owner gave us a great history on how the winery began. I highly recommend it if you are in this area.

That's it for now.

Cheers


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Gateway Arch

There are many different angles that you can take the photo but none do it justice.
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Gateway Arch

View from the top.
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Gateway Arch

View looking west at the old City Hall
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Gateway Arch

View of the Busch Baseball Stadium
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Gateway Arch

View of the river boat dock below.
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Gateway Arch

We tried a selfie at the top but had trouble. A friendly guest help by making this photo.
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Gateway Arch

This spot in the arch is 630 feet above the ground below. Wow.
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Anheuser Busch Stadium

The crowd was growing more than two hours before first pitch.
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Welcome to the Home of Budweiser

Time for a brewery tour.
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Welcome to the Home of Budweiser

Finish in the beer garden for a taste. Jackie converted from wine to beer as a result.
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Apple Creek Vineyard

What luck! We spotted a sign on I-55 about 20 miles before the exit for this vineyard. It was 2.5 miles off the road. Just the break we needed.
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Apple Creek Vineyard

Miss Emmie Wine. We have a Miss Emmy too.


22nd May 2018
Anheuser Busch Stadium

Wine, beer, hold the burbon
Loving your trip. We may follow your same path when life settles down.

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