Posts Tagged “Saint Louis”

Day 5 – Chain of Rocks Bridge

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Day 5 – Chain of Rocks Bridge

Day 5 – Our next big stop – the Chain of Rocks Bridge.  This bridge is 1 miles long with a 20-degree bend.  Closed to automobile traffic, it is a fun and scenic walk.  As a result of it being a 2 mile walk, plan your time.  It closes at dusk.

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Day 5 – The Arch Inside

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Day 5 – The Arch Inside

The Arch Inside The arch inside is like a theme park attraction.  You enter and go below the arch (in the basement).  You’ll find a gift shop, displays and more. This mural shows how the arch compares with other national monuments.  It’s taller than Mt. Rushmore!  It makes the Statue of Liberty look tiny.  It’s…

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Day 5 – Gateway Arch

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Day 5 – Gateway Arch

The Gateway Arch, aka Saint Louis Arch, is a monument.  It’s not a functional building, per se, but a monument built for tourist to visit.  Okay… It’s a government owned tourist trap.

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Day 4 – Rolling in to Saint Louis

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Day 4 – Rolling in to Saint Louis

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…

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Day 4 – Springfield to Saint Louis

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Day 4 – Springfield to Saint Louis

Let’s make this clear.  There are two Springfields on Route 66 — Illinois and Missouri.  We’re leaving the one in Illinois heading to Saint Louis, Missouri.  Before we head out we are going to go to Lincoln’s Tomb.

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Drive to Rolla

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Drive to Rolla

Drive to Rolla The drive to Rolla has worn me out.  The day started with me going to church in Saint Louis.  After church, I picked up Paul and we began our drive to Rolla, Missouri. At church I saw the full-time Elders for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  When I told…

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