Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Trip to St. Louis -- St. Charles, Missouri

We headed out on a day that started out cloudy and cool
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Downtown KCMO
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Gateway to Independence, Missouri on Truman Road
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Heading out to pick up Ken, who went with us
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Through some wrong turns, we ended up on Independence avenue in Fairmont
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There are some really old houses in Independence
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Downtown Independence, Missouri
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Miles and miles of I-70, across the wide Missouri (state).  This is a much better trip in better weather.
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We stopped at a rest stop outside of the St. Louis area -- I think it was called Mineola
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Suyen, Ken, Tima and Betsi
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Back on I-70, and into the shit (traffic that is)
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We hit St. Charles as the evening was coming
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When I last visited the north end of downtown, this place was still a manufacturer of rail car products
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Ken, Suyen and Betsi in downtown St. Charles
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The cobblestones are rough on your kidneys when driving in a big assed truck
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St. Charles was the first capitol of Missouri...
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Tima looks in on us while we went into an art gallery.  She was allowed in later
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The sidewalks were pretty well rolled up when we got downtown at after five
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Ken and Suyen
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Downtown St. Charles seems to have a vibrant bar district that comes alive at night.
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So I did....
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Unlike Kansas City on the west side of the state of Missouri, they DO celebrate Mardi Gras in this area.
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First Capitol building
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