So.... I like you, will have to work on Clue #2 and wait for #3 to come out *sigh*
But!!! I did see the Mississippi River.... and some Quilt shops... and the St Louis Arch - and traffic... St Louis has lots of traffic.... I live on a country road.... my traffic is bunnies and snakes... and the errant cow....
I took my camera out and we hiked around .... Ready???
First we went to the Mississippi River.... Holy cow - that is a big river!!
And these barges travel up and down it.
I am sure many of you have seen these.... but I haven't
( that I can remember)
That's a barge that as already come thru the locks ( above)
(Below) a barge coming through the locks.
The Barge man ( I do not know what they call them) says it takes about 20-30 minutes to get through the locks and start on the other side.
The barges are tied together, and I think 18 are tied together.
They take the place of a LOT of semi trucks over the road
and across the Levee thing that we were walking on it this great house.
It's lifted - ha ha - I thought we should buy it and make it a retreat center.
and then I heard it was lifted because the river floods
and Colorado looked even better
I happened to be there on a day when it was not too humid,
so watching the sun go down was pretty cool and breezy -
I liked it
I got to take a tour of the area - just checking out some cool things - and yelling - *stop!!* I want to take a photo.... ha ha - I like being the boss!!
This is an elevator thingy, that they used to load up the barges in the river at one time. I don't know, and forgot to ask if its still in use?
Another Sunset - just because....
Check out this house!! It is SO high!! Can you imagine being there when the water got that high? I was Wondering if they had a boat or a life raft for just in case?
Then we went to St Charles - the old town part. and it was So charming! We stopped at a quilt shop ( or 5) and checked out all the goodies...
Then we went and checkout out the historical stuff
this was the sight of the Worlds Fair - and I forgot what year - maybe 1904?
I read the plaque and I think the area spanned over 1200 acres and was one of the biggest worlds fairs ever.
And check out this horse.... This was a huge statue - and of course - a Horse!! i had to take a photo!
Then I had to go home... they kicked me out and Missouri said I couldn't stay....
just kidding... I hit the road early in the morning , and drove the whole 12 1/2 hours home.
I saw a lot of Corn, Soybeans and Cows.... and semi trucks....