Good morning. This is my starting point for the day. Shower at 5:30 am and then to McDonalds across the highway for iced tea and downloads. The speed of the internet was so good that I was able to update all my applications on both the IPad & iPhone, even the 200+ Mb files and the podcasts.
I decided sitting at McDonalds to go to the Anheuser-Busch Tour.
This photo is from the visitor center/company store.
More ceramic tiles.
This is the horse barn or should I say horse palace.
This is the brewery building.
Inside the brewery building.
This is a big family of beers.
Conveyor of beer bottles.
My choice was Shock Top Belgium White it was already starting to be consumed.
Off to Gateway to the West Arch 2 miles down the street.
I had to parallel park. Glad to have the rear camera.
To get it out later I needed to turn around. You may not see it but I am on a steep slant to the Mississippi River only a few feet away. Turning required me use two feet to prevent rolling backwards into the river.
It was a nice spring day that warmed up from the 40's to the low 70's and I got to wear shorts for the afternoon.
Arch with trees.
Top of the arch. I have been up inside before so I passed on doing this. If you look closely you can see the observation windows up there.
Seeming to come out of nowhere.
Another angle with reflection
I took this but don't have words
Looking west, downtown
Spring flowering tree with pond
More flowering trees
Off to Illinois to meet up with Carol. She is a virtual aunt who lives outside of Chicago. Will be there for Saturday.
I passed a lot of flat farmland.
I was hungry for dinner so I stopped at an exit odd I39 for The Sun Rise Restaurant.
It was a good meal. I had one of the specials. It was chicken stirfry. I got to go to the salad bar and have potato soup for $8.99. Iced tea for $1.95.
I walked out full for the price below. Good and great price.
Tonight I stay here for the night.
P.S. I forget to mention some things in my blog as I write around my pictures. Yesterday while on RT66 a bald eagle swooped down and picked up road kill with it talons and carried it off. It looked like a rabbit. This all happened about 20 feet in front of the campervan. I had to nearly stop to keep from hitting the eagle.