Rolling in to Saint Louis
We’re rolling in to Saint Louis and surrounding areas. I saw the arch for a brief moment, but we were in a no-stopping-zone so I couldn’t get a photo.
We saw this brick church and stopped to photograph it. While churches may not be the most popular thing on Route 66, they do exist (on Route 66). This Lutheran Church had beautiful stained glass windows as well as it’s lovely exterior.
When I saw the above truck, I drew a big sigh of relief. I’m glad to see people keeping Route 66 alive. The old truck and sign are what caught my attention.
Across the street from a Motel 6 is an old drive in. It appears to be out of business. Either that, or they’ve closed up for the season (and could use some repairs).
The Luna Cafe is another iconic Route 66 cafe. Notice the Illinois State Highway 66 sign. Some states have kept the number 66. So, this is officially Illinois State Route 66. Very appropriate and fitting.
Right across the street from the Luna Cafe is Engineer Road. Yes, I stood at the corner of Historic Route 66 and Engineer Road. Now, I’m looking for Photographer Lane.
The Hen House
I’ve heard of the hen house, but not this one. This old barn is on Route 66. We didn’t take time to go in because it’s getting late.
We finally made it to our hotel in Saint Louis. Saint Louis is known for its beef, and so we’re looking for a steakhouse for dinner. Paul asked the front desk and they recommended… Longhorn.
We’re going to Longhorn for dinner. What else can I say?
Tomorrow we’ll visit the Gateway Arch. I’m looking forward to it.