Rerun to St. Louis

This week, I made a quick trip to St. Louis for a family funeral.By quick, I mean that I drove down Tuesday and came back Wednesday! I drove the five hour drive by myself, and fortunately the weather was beautiful.

It had been many years since I’ve been to St. Louis. When I was little, my dad’s twin and his family lived there, so we visited them often. They moved away when I was in seventh grade, so the trips to St. Louis ended. Then in April, I flew down for the day to visit Monsanto. Now that was a quick trip! We went from the airport to the Monsanto facility and back to the airport. There was no time to see any sights.

After the funeral on Wednesday, I planned to stop by the Gateway Arch and wander around. The weather was beautiful and I was in no rush, so why not? As I was driving through downtown St. Louis, however, there was construction and a long line of traffic on the exit ramp to the Arch, so I just admired it from a distance and headed back to Illinois.

That is why I’m thinking about having a St. Louis rerun! Next summer, a relative of my husband’s is getting married in St. Louis. Instead of a quick trip, I’m hoping to spend a few days there with Ed and the girls. We can go see the Arch together, and maybe even fit in a trip to the zoo or go see the Budweiser Clydesdales!

As I drove back toward Chicago, I stopped in the small town of Lincoln for lunch. Not far from my lunch spot was another attraction; the world’s largest covered wagon. I decided to take a look!

world's largest covered wagon

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4 Responses to Rerun to St. Louis

  1. I haven’t been to St. Louis in years, but went a couple of times on family vacations when I was a kid. It would be fun to see the Arch again. Usually when we went to St. Louis, we also stopped a ways further north along the Mississippi at a town called Hannibal, Missouri, to see all the Mark Twain stuff. Have you ever been there? It’s fun if you are at all familiar with Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn.
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  2. The only thing I know about St Louis is what I saw in that film, made years and years and years ago (Meet me in St Louis). Mind you, if I were to visit USA, my ‘want-to-see’ list would be a mile long I guess.
    Hopefully you can make a trip of it next year.
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  3. Quick funeral trips are no fun. But looks like you made the best of it! I suppose a Cubs fan would not consider a Cards game unless they were playing the Cubs. Enjoyed your post and thanks for hosting.
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