Illinois - Missouri

Trip Start Mar 13, 2013
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Trip End Apr 13, 2013


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Monday, March 25, 2013

Well - a new experience this morning; we were really keen to get out of the place after waking up to find ourselves still alive, but we are snowed in and Mr Plow - that name again is Mr Plow - looks like he's missed this little oasis of delight. We had to dig ourselves out! Shell and Rich did, anyway - I was a pretty useless bystander as I didn't have an implement. They had found a vacuum cleaner attachment in the foyer of our hovel and had put it to good use. We plan to make it to St Louis today, at least.

Springfield Illinois - I now have a camera - yay! $79 on sale in Walmart, and a 16g SD card for $14.
It's a Sony Cybershot and will do the job. In the amazing world of Walmart we also bought a shovel, just in case.

I felt excited to see the signs that we were entering St Louis - having grown up with movies about the Fair and songs from Squeak asking to show him the way, the name of the town at least is familiar. We are singing whatever songs we think of, as the playlist I'd organised on my iPhone is not with us....sorry that 'Squeak' reference will mean something only to x gen Aussies - Squeak is John Paul Young, dear to us but known to the World at Large mainly for Love is In The Air. After driving through and back out of the city we stopped at Macca's for coffee and WiFi, to find a hotel for the night. Our limit is roughly $70, $60 is better as that's an even 20 each. We could go cheaper but no-one really wants to after Lincoln.

We find a La Quinta at an outer suburb of St Louis and book online, then head out there. I have mailed work asking for a copy of my license and am hopeful that tomorrow we can get me on as a driver.  


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