May 23, 2015

Saturday:  First night in the new campground. Still no wi-fi nor any cellular, we have to drive into town to get access. So we were up early this morning and packed up our laptops and headed to St. Louis. We really had a great time.

We drove first into Dixon, just a minute of a town, and could not locate anyplace that offered wi-fi so we mailed a couple of items and headed to St. Louis. Purely by accident we parked right next to the big historic Soulard Farmer’s Market, and actually found a pretty good parking space. We walked through the market on one side and headed over to Bogart’s BBQ, one of the best in St. Louis and stood in line with the other 50+ people. It was worth every minute. We split an order of ribs and with the sides we were stuffed, absolutely some of the best ribs we have ever had. We did ask if they shipped and they don’t, so sorry guys, we couldn’t send any.

We had a chance to talk to the Executive Chef, Skip, who had just returned from the Memphis BBQ contest where they took 2nd place in the hog division.

We walked back through the other side of the market and drove over to see the Arch. After parking, we found we had to walk over to the old courthouse to buy tickets, now that was a line. And then we would have had to wait in another line to go into the Arch. Since we still had to get our PC’s out to handle our mail and post yesterdays blog, we decided we would just walk over and take a few pictures. That worked out well as we were close to a Starbucks and we could get a Chai tea and take care of business.

Also, in the course of the day, we decided that we were going to have to buy a cargo carrier to put on top of the Jeep to store those items that need infrequent access to but needed a place to store. We have to clear out that shower as I mentioned yesterday.

We thought we would have no problem finding one in St. Louis but as it turned out, we will have to drive to Sears in Springfield, so that will be tomorrow’s trip. So we headed home and just arrived back about 7:30 PM. Oh, I failed to mention we stopped at a Wal-mart. Steve needed beer and we needed a couple of other grocery items.

St. Louis is a neat town with lots to see and do. If we have a chance to go back before we leave, we may still try the Arch, I think it was because of the holiday weekend that it was so crowded. We were getting ready to leave and I noticed that a couple were getting married under the Arch, must be a St. Louis thing but it looked cool. I will include a picture.

It was another good day.

 

Bogarts BBQ in St. Louis

Bogarts BBQ in St. Louis

St. Louis Arch

St. Louis Arch

Wedding under the Arch

Wedding under the Arch

Picachu visits the St. Louis Arch

Picachu visits the St. Louis Arch

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One Response to May 23, 2015

  1. joan says:

    Bogart’s [#3] and Pappy’s [#10], both in St Louis made it to Business Insider’s Top10 BBQ places. #1? Joe’s BBQ in Blue Ridge, Georgia. I remember we went to a BBQ place, but don’t think this was it. Have you eaten at Joe’s?

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