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North America » United States » Missouri » Saint Louis July 15th 2013

Day 10 - July 6, 2013 Not much to write about today, we drove. Our longest driving day this trip! Over 830 miles! We sadly said goodbye to mom in St. Louis at about 5:15 am. We headed north. We drove, and drove, and drove some more. We made a few Geocaching stops, but other than that we just drove. We made it to the Mall of America in Bloomington, just outside Minneapolis, in time for a late lunch. We had no idea what we were in for. They have a huge amusement park in the center court of the mall. There is a roller coaster and about 20 other rides. They have an aquarium, a LEGOLAND area, and several movie theaters. We ate in the food court so that we could take it all in. ... read more
Mall of America
Mall of America
Mall of America

North America » United States » Missouri » Saint Louis July 12th 2013

Two days have now passed. Wednesday night we walked across the Mississippi River on the Chain of Rocks Bridge. Thursday we headed too the Gateway Arch for a ride to the top. Real small capsule thing(kind of frightening). Then we were of to Route 66 Park and rode 150 miles of the Mother Rd. Stopped at Elbow Inn in Devils Elbow,Mo ( great biker bar). Next up was the Cave Restaurant for Dinner. Today it was Hammer Down 420 miles in 100+ heat. We are hold up in Dodge City, Ks tonight. Hope to be at The Royal Gorge Zipline in Colorado on Saturday if the weather is't so hot. All is well and we are having a Great! Time. P.S. Nancy thought I was trying to kill her today when the temp reached 104 f. ... read more

North America » United States » Missouri » Saint Louis July 10th 2013

We have arrived in St Louis today. Well have log almost 2000 mile to date. We will see the Arch, Chain of Rocks Bridge,Rt 66 State Park and head to The Elbow In Bar and The Cave Resturant on our way to catch a bit of Old Rt 66. P.S. We saw Chug Rock today in Shoals, In. We are going to send it to Roadside America so they can add it to there web- site We will have more pics tomorrow if we have a connection!... read more

North America » United States » Missouri » Saint Louis June 17th 2013

Last night there a bad storm that woke me up! There was a lot of water outside! This morning I when I was putting my suit case back in my car I found a baby frog! Now I am in St. Louis Missouri. It took me hours to get here from Oklahoma City. I drove through only two states today: Oklahoma, and Missouri. It took me 8 hours to get here. It rained all day! It made it very hard to see. Tomorrow I'm driving to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.... read more

North America » United States » Missouri » Saint Louis May 29th 2013

Geo: 38.6276, -90.199Lessons learned & other observations:I don't usually do the blogging on vacation because I spend the evening hours researching our next day's itinerary. I have to write down all the available train schedules, restaurants & gelato places, etc. It's a tough job but someone has to do it. Mary & Paul went off on their own the third day in Italy and managed to take the wrong train thus ending up somewhere going the wrong way!Our first day in Sarlat, France was a market day. It was a little drizzly & I had my umbrella up, but people were everywhere. Not seeing very well in the middle of a square, I ended up tripping over some little old lady's shopping cart she was dragging behind her. Some stranger helped me up & I just ... read more

North America » United States » Missouri » Saint Louis May 10th 2013

Geo: 38.6554, -90.4539In less than a week we will be off on our adventure.I can't believe it is here already. I don't feel prepared at all. I haven't made it past Bon Jour and Toilettes? Where did my study time go?For those of you who are interested, we leave Thursday, May 16 for Dordogne, France. For my family members who read Michael Crighton, that is where Timeline took place..along the Dordogne River. We will fly into Toulouse and rent a car to drive to Dordogne. Yes, I will be driving-eeck. At least they drive on the correct side of the road. Not like Ireland. We will be staying there for about 5 days, then we will fly to MIlan and stay in the Cinque Terre, Italy area. (Italian Riviera). In Italy we will travel by train, ... read more

North America » United States » Missouri » Saint Louis April 29th 2013

Geo: 38.6276, -90.199With thoughts of Willie Nelson in my head, we begin our little blog today. This is more of a test than anything ~ to see if everyone gets an email about this blog or an I-don't-know-what...but something is supposed to show-up in your email inbox. We'll see. All I know is Travelpod rocks. I've been addicted to it for about a year now but this is the first time I'll actually write as we travel... if we get Internet access occasionally, that is.So, what happened today? I worked until noon. It went quicker than I had anticipated. I had all the bags packed yesterday so I went home, did the last-minute house things, and then we showered Scaredy and Simon with lots of kisses and happy "We'll be backs!" I figure if I leave ... read more
An Angel ?

North America » United States » Missouri » Saint Louis April 25th 2013

Geo: 38.6276, -90.199Three days in St. Louis for the robot/lego championships, held at the St. Louis Rams stadium. ... read more
Gateway Arch
Gateway Arch
Gateway Arch

North America » United States » Missouri » Saint Louis April 22nd 2013

THE BASICS We woke on Tuesday to a light dusting of snow and very cold temperatures, but set out to continue our journey. We drove as far as Garden City, Kansas. Next day, we started toward Wichita but discovered the wind from the north as we were driving east-west was frightening. So we followed advice at a Dodge City visitors center and headed on a northeastward diagonal to I-70 to Salina. Our next day's short drive was to Abilene, where we toured the Eisenhower boyhood home and museum. Friday, on to Paxico, where we stayed two nights. We spent some time at Fort Riley but our main interest was to drive through the Flint Hills south of Paxico, to the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, the largest remaining undeveloped stretch of prairieland. After a brief side trip ... read more

North America » United States » Missouri » Saint Louis April 19th 2013

On Day 3 of our journey we woke up to the view of the Gateway Arch, across the Mississippi, which was at flood stage due to the previous day's storms. It was really windy and we were not sure if we were going to be able to tour the Arch. To our surprise, the Arch was open, so we made our reservations, with less than one half hour to get there. Not a problem, right as we are just across the river-except we had to go through security like at the airport and I forgot I had mace in my purse. While I waited in line, Al jogged back to the parking lot (about 1/2 mile) dropped of the mace, and jogged back. We got through security, bought our National Park Senior passes, picked up our ... read more
Gateway Arch
View from the top of Arch

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