Travel: A trip down memory lane

Last-minute we decide to hit the road from Chicago to St. Louis, Missouri and visit Springfield, Illinois on our way back.

Why St. Louis?
As a trip down memory lane…
although I don’t recall anything from my first trip, 39 years ago when we used to live in St. Louis for 10 months.

St. Louis touristy stuff:

  • Gateway Arch
  • Old Courthouse
  • City Garden with public sculptures
  • Laclede Landing’s neighborhood
  • Anheuser-Busch beer experience
  • Broadway Oyster Bar
  • Light show in Union Station’s Grand Hall
  • 4Hand Brewery
  • LaFayette Square with Victorian Houses
  • Soulard’s Farmers Market

St. Louis Route 66 stuff:

  • lunch at Crown Candy Kitchen
  • Walk over the old Chain of Rock Bridge with a famous 20° bend

St. Louis memory lane:

  • Near and under Gateway Arch
  • Tasting Budweiser, bwwhh
  • In front of our apartment building

Why Springfield?
It’s the capitol of Illinois…
although Chicago is wayyyy bigger and it’s the place where president Lincoln spent his entire career before becoming a president and allegedly it could be the hometown of the Simpsons….

  • Frank Lloyd Wright’s Dana-Thomas House
  • The Capitol of the State Illinois
  • Lincoln’s museum: a must!

Last -minute getaways are the best!

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