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ON THE ROAD AGAIN!
FALL CROSS COUNTRY TRIP 2016
September 2, 2016 - October 27, 2016
1 - OUR GREAT CROSS COUNTRY TRIP 2016
[Week 1] [Week 2] [Week 3] [Week 4] [Week 5] [Week 6] [Week 7] [Week 8]
[Day 1] [Day 2] [Day 3] [Day 4] [Day 5] [Day 6] [Day 7]
The St, Louis fireboat located on the banks of the Mississippi River.
|DAY 5 - SEPT 6 - TUESDAY
We headed west on I-64 from Clarksville, IN through some hills and farmlands in southern Indiana and southern Illinois towards St. Louis. At one point, we found ourselves traveling along next to several world famous Budweiser Clydesdales trucks.
We arrived in St. Louis, MO around noon. After a couple phone calls we met up with a crew at the St. Louis Fireboat 6 "Stan Musial" and a smaller boat along the bank of the Mississippi River. It would have been difficult at best to have found these boats on our own, so the help of the crew was greatly appreciated. After a brief photo opportunity at the Gateway Arch, we headed back east into Illinois and north on I-55 towards Springfield, IL.
Our campground for Night 5 was at Springfield,
|STATES TODAY: IN, IL, MO - (3) States for the Day / (12) different states so far|
|DISTANCE: 370 miles for the Day / 1553 miles for the Trip so far|
|FIREBOATS: (6&7) St Louis, MO|
St Louis Fireboat 6 "Stan Musial" named after the famous St Louis Cardinal's slugger.
Hall of Famer, "Stan the Man" hit 475 home runs for the Cards
between 1941 and 1963.
Musial wore #6 on his uniform, thus the designation Fireboat 6.
St Louis FD Safe Boat used for river rescues.
The amount of debris the flows down the mighty Mississippi is staggering
and presents significant navigational hazards to the fireboats and other craft
that operate on the river.
The St Louis Gateway Arch