I was up early this morning after another Walmart overnight, this time on the outskirts of St Louis. My new best friend, the Magellan GPS, took me straight to the CBS Y-98 radio studio, and I was live on air before 8am with Guy, Courtney and Jen. It was great fun, very chatty and light-hearted, and it was good to talk to a few callers afterwards.
When we were finished I drove into town, and after a quick look around Union Station, once the largest and busiest passenger terminal in the world, I parked up at the Mississippi riverfront, just by the Arch.
The Arch is absolutely incredible! It is huge! You can go inside, and a lift/train hybrid system takes you up to the top, where the view is breath-taking. The “how it was built” movie was fascinating too, and the whole thing is all the more impressive having beeen constructed in the early 60s.
It looked like I wasn’t going to meet anyone in St Louis, as just like Springfield, my potential local guide, Francesca, called to tell me she was ill. I took her advice though, and went on the Anheuser-Busch Brewery tour – why miss out on free beer?
On the tour I got chatting to Rene and Jeff. Rene is achieving one of her goals tonight, by staying in a haunted house. She is very excited, and promised to email me to let me know how it goes, as it is one of my goals too! Good luck Rene!
Earlier today, after the radio show, Tara contacted me via email, and in the evening I met with her and her husband for dinner at well known local restaurant O’Learys, which was also one of Francesca’s recommendations, and which had been mentioned a few times during the radio show interview. It was really nice to have someone offer to meet for dinner, as my other option was a lonely tin of soup in my chilly RV! Thanks guys!
Off to bed now in a quiet carpark hidden away behind the restaurant.