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North America » United States » Missouri » Saint Louis March 2nd 2013

Geo: 38.6276, -90.199I have completed my digital scrapbook on our trip. Here's a link if you care to check it out: My digital scrapbook: Tommye... read more

North America » United States » Missouri » Saint Louis January 26th 2013

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North America » United States » Missouri » Saint Louis January 2nd 2013

Geo: 38.6276, -90.199 My mother was an Alpha Chi Omega at University of Missouri. As a kid, my sister and I learned all her sorority songs and we sang them as we drove places in her red Buick convertible. One song started with the lyric:"I'm a sheik of the open road, a rolling stone am I."Later in the song, the lyrics went something like this:“Some folks like to travel; some go because they must.Some people call it itchy feet; some call it wanderlust.”“Why travel to faraway places?” I think I got it from my mom.“Why travel to Southeast Asia?” Because it's there. Because it's supposed to be pretty. Because I know very little about it. .And because I haven't been there.My husband's answer is simpler.“Because she wants to.” (He's a great guy.)Patrick and I are off ... read more

North America » United States » Missouri » Saint Louis October 24th 2012

After a restful night's sleep at the W ALoft outside of Tulsa proper, we're ready to go - a big drive day today to St. Louis - over 400 miles. By the way, this hotel is great - the bed is like being in a nest and the rainhead shower rocks. The weird "ice in bags" not so much, but hey, can't have everything for 15k in AMEX points. It's almost 11:00am when we roll and having eaten no breakfast, we decide a drive-thru lunch would be good. We had seen a few Chik-Fil-A locations in Amarillo and Oklahoma City, however, no such luck in Tulsa. We decide to try Freddy's Steakburgers. Freddy's turns out to be good but, make no mistake, it is not Steak-n-Shake. There, I said it, ha! ha! We hit I-44 for ... read more
Life in Waynesville, Missouri
Fall Foilage
Really Big Signage

North America » United States » Missouri » Saint Louis October 22nd 2012

Arrived yesterday after leaving Memphis, the countryside around Memphis is very flat and rural for about two hundred miles north, then it becomes a little more undulating. Arrived in St Louis about six pm weather was beautiful. Am staying with a couple, Rachel is a doctor and Todd an attorney, haven't met Todd yet but Rachel is lovely. The area is really nice with great eating places and a really beautiful park. Today I spent the day walking in the park, the weather was really warm around seventy five degrees. The park was lovely with all the autumn colours in the trees, every so often there was an open building with benches inside and people were having BBQs, children's parties of just family gatherings, it had a really lovely atmosphere. Sorry no pics at the moment ... read more

North America » United States » Missouri » Saint Louis October 20th 2012

Geo: 38.6276, -90.199Christine Keefe. CFOMetro Imaging314-333-6725... read more

North America » United States » Missouri » Saint Louis September 9th 2012

September 2009 We awoke again to rain, and the St. Louis Zoo day we had planned was out of the question. Lucky for us, Plan B was the Missouri History Museum we had read about in the AAA Tour Book. Being only a stone's throw from the zoo wasn't bad either in case the rain stopped. The museum is another free gem that St. Louis seems to have in abundance. It is small enough not to be overwhelming as museums go, but packed with interesting and interactive exhibits. There were four galleries: The 1904 World's Fair, Lindbergh, Seeking St. Louis: Reflections, and Seeking St. Louis: Currents, and two galleries that did require admission. There is a gift shop, and suspended over the Grand Hall, a replica of Charles Lindbergh's plane, the Spirit of St. Louis. The ... read more
Replica Spirt of St. Louis
Missouri History Museum

North America » United States » Missouri » Saint Louis September 7th 2012

September 2009 After leaving the Anheuser-Busch Brewery Tour we drove to the iconic landmark of St. Louis: The Gateway Arch. Construction began on February 12, 1963 and was completed on October 28, 1965. It stands 630 feet high. Beneath the Arch is the Museum of Westward Expansion. The museum details the history of the West during the 19th century. We saw displays depicting life of both the American Indians and pioneers. Early explorers like Lewis & Clark are highlighted. There is also a small room devoted to the history of baseball in St. Louis. While the museum is free, other choices all require a fee. On an earlier visit with our young boys we took the tram ride to the top of the Arch. This time around we did not repeat this adventure. However, if you ... read more
The Gateway Arch

North America » United States » Missouri » Saint Louis September 6th 2012

September 2009 The best part of any industrial tour is the free samples at the end, and of all the factory tours we have taken, nobody does free samples better than the Anheuser-Busch Brewery Tour. On a rainy Labor Day weekend in St. Louis we took the Brewery Tour at the Anheuser-Busch plant with our best friends Rod & Mary. The plant is located just off I55 at Exit 206C. We arrived just after ten, and found the free tours were running every 15 minutes. Be sure to bring your walking shoes, and as in our case, your umbrella. This is not one of those faux industrial tours that transport you along on a tram viewing videos of what is happening elsewhere in the plant. Here you will experience a very well done factory tour. We ... read more
Free Samples at End of Tour

North America » United States » Missouri » Saint Louis July 20th 2012

Short drive to the Gateway Arch in St. Louis. A bit of a wait for our turn to ride up to the top of the arch, but made good use of our time in the gift shop and display area. We rode up to the top in a very, VERY small car that is rigged like a Ferris wheel chair so that is stays upright as it makes it’s way to the top of the curved arch. There is a small viewing area at the top of the arch with windows to look out. It is pretty neat up there and you can see quite a lot of the city. The Gateway Arch is really very much a symbol like Ellis Island in that many of the travelers going west passed through St. Louis. I had ... read more
Freddy ringing the Train whistle
Waiting for the pod to ride to the top
Yes, we all fit in one pod!

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