Trucking it east Part 2
Trip Start Jul 24, 1998
36Trip End Aug 27, 1998
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After an hour's drive, we entered St. Louis, explored the city and headed towards the gateway arch.
This monument is called the gateway to the west (east in our case!) The arch is 192 metres high and 192 metres wide and is made of steel.
I plucked the course, paid $6 and got on the tram to go to the observation tower. Up in the observation, I nervously looked out to the beautiful views of the city centre, football stadium, courthouse, gardens (to the west) and the Mississippi river to the east.
I noticed the floating McDonalds
I noticed that in the observation pod that you were pulled by gravity. It was a strange and unique experience.
After descending the arch, we visited the Museum of the Expansion to the West which I found fascinating. I have learnt so much about American history on this journey.
After paying only $0.85 for a US gallon (approximately 4 litres) of petrol, we headed off east passing again through Illinois and Indiana. We arrived at Louisville (Kentucky: Capital Frankfurt) mid afternoon. Louisville has quite an exciting skyline for only a small city. We trucked on to Cincinnati, Ohio.
Here, the day took a drastic downturn when I got a speeding ticket for doing 78mph in a 65 mph zone. Enough said.
We trucked on through Ohio, crossed over to West Virginia (Capital: Charlestown) and ate pizza before sting up camp 15 miles over the West Virginia border. What a day! Another 700 miles.