Sunday, April 19, 2009

April 18, 19, 2009 Mulberry Grove, IL to E. St Louis, IL

April 18 was a rainy but warm day - in the low 70s. We set out to go to, what was described as, an Agricultural Flea Market. In the heavy rain, we lost track of where we were heading and ended up at a Walmart instead. Today it was raining and we slept in and moved to The Casino Queen Campground in East Saint Louis, IL. This is right across the Mississippi River from St. Louis, MO and the Gateway Arch. When we arrived, the rain and fog were so thick that we could not see the arch across the river. A while after setting up the Montana, the rain and fog slowed down enough for our first look at the Arch. We napped for a while and then drove across the Mississippi into St. Louis and found Ted Drewes Frozen Custard stand. My sister had told us that we HAD to go there so, rain or no, we went. WOW!!! What a place. This is like a Dairy Queen on steroids. There is a small parking lot on one side and a huge one on the other. The night was cold and rainy and the lots were mostly full and people coming and going for the fifteen minutes or so that we were there. Judy, it was great but now we have to have QUITE a few less carbs for the next while. Tomorrow we are going to take a tram to the top of the Arch and generally sight-see in St. Louis.

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