Visits

Get Outa Dodge

Well, we avoided Dodge City all together. Mostly because it would dip us 3 hours further south of where we want to go in Colorado. So Jason suggested taking Route 24, which at first I complained because we’re supposed to be taking Route 50. But I quickly realized being rigid will induce boredom, and Truck Henge wasn’t far away in Topeka, Kansas. IMG_1656.JPG
So I thought we could check it out, take a few pictures, and head over to see The World’s Largest Ball of Twine.IMG_1657.JPG
Unfortunately I goofed and practically erased my photos, which I can recover later when we go home.
Fortunately I found this video that sums up our afternoon spent with Ron Lessman at Truck Henge (click here). I highly recommend stopping there if ever bored and passing through Kansas!!

St. Louis

We decided to make a pit stop in St. Louis and check out the Gateway Arch, which we could see from miles away upon approach.
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But first… lunch. Pappy’s Smokehouse fit the bill. Although, their deep fried corn on the cob may be an aquired taste.
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We tried to check out The City Museum of St. Louis, but they were doing some work to the facade and it was closed.

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We got in anyway but were quickly, but politely turned away. It looks pretty interesting, and I think you can climb all over it inside and out. There were slides and climbing contraptions everywhere making the building look like a Mad Max set.

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Next but not least, we had to go up in the Arch and take in the view. It’s 630 feet wide and 630 feet tall. Gulp… I get vertigo… as you can see in me clutching Jason as the James Bond-like pod clicked it’s way to the top.

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Once up there I was fine. The view of the Mississippi River was on one side and St. Louis on the other.

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