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#1 Tennessee Traveler

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Posted 15 May 2017 - 04:12 PM

I just took a short four day, three night trip to St. Louis MO to ride the Missouri River Runner from St. Louis to Kansas City and return all in one day.  Flew Southwest Airlines Nashville to St. Louis and return.  Check out my blog post and photo gallery here:

 

St Louis and Missouri River Runner May 2017

 

There is also a link to all my photo galleries in the blog post.  Enjoy.  

 

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 03:36 AM

Brought back memories of attending my first AU "Gathering" in St Louis. Meeting the gang. I believe we even had our gathering dinner at the same Old Spaghetti Factory, but I could be wrong.

Shame the train windows were dirty, even if the weather was dull.

 

 

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 01:30 PM

Nice trip and pics, thanks for sharing!😎

And as Eddie said, it brings back memories of the St Louis Gathering where we took a group trip to KCY on the River Runner. ( different schedule then so we were able to spend longer at the Magnificent Union Station.)

While most of the group had BBQ, Eddie,Penny and I ate lunch in the Harvey House Cafe located in Union Station.😊(Although it is not an original Harvey House, there used to be one located close to the Upscale Cafe now @ the end of the Station.)
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Posted 16 May 2017 - 03:18 PM

Great Photos. That old St Louis train shed at the hotel is something else! Thanks for posting



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Posted 18 May 2017 - 09:36 AM

Also good memories of the St Louis Gathering.  We are heading back to KCY in June for a three day tour of the city, then a River Runner to St Louis to  visit a cousin and then back to Chicago and Cleveland.  Love your photos and trip report.


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