Ben's 2017 Route 66 Adventure
Saturday, May 6
Start from the Super 8
St. Louis MO
State #6 for this trip
The Old Chain of Rocks Bridge, Missouri side. By car this time.
The Gateway Arch
National Monument #2 for the trip
Access was a little awkward - the entrance road was under 5-6' of flood water!
Click photo for my Arch experience
Back on the road...
A couple of St. Louis Rt 66 landmarks
The Museum of Transportation
Museum #3 for my trip
One of the best I've ever seen!
Click photo to walk through it with me
Self explanatory; didn't stop at either one.
Meramec Caverns: Closed because of major flooding!
The owner, there at the gate, told me that this was the second catastrophic flood in 15 months.
The last time there was 5' of water in his HQ; this time there was 8'!
Note picnic bench 6' up in tree!
The Wagon Wheel Motel - a Route 66 icon!
Click photo for the fun details
End of Day 5
Trip Odometer would show about 711 if I had remembered to record it!
(I was having too much fun. Click Wagon Wheel photo above to find out why.)
Miles for the day would therefore be 202.