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What would we do without I-70?  It is one of the nation's largest east-west interstates.  And today I traversed approximately 550 miles of it.  I've actually, at one time or another, traveled every section of I-70 except for a tiny stretch in Utah.  What a life accomplishment.  Beyond being intrigued by a restaurant in Illinois advertising "foot high pies" and stopping in the tiny of town of Casey to pick up a copy of a newspaper that carries The Amish Cook, today's drive was rather boring (the Mississippi was lapping against the base of the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, which was interesting).  I now find myself in Kansas City and facing the exact same drive tomorrow as I return home.  If anyone can recommend any good restaurants or exciting sites not far off the freeway I'd be one grateful editor tomorrow!

dcharrison's picture
Re: I-70: BORING

I was born in St. Louis and although we moved away when I was 2 (after my father's death), my mother's sister was there until I was about 8 & her brother until I was about 11.  I remember watching the arch going up during family visits there.  But I have a fear of heights, so have never gone up it.

I have followed I-70 from MD, I believe, to Kansas City before.  I don't mind it too much since I don't have to deal with mountains on it.

Too bad you aren't going to be in Kansas City in 2 weeks Kevin!  My son will be fighting in St. Joe on the 12th and we will be there for him.


KJuneBug's picture
Re: I-70: BORING

That was one of the interstates we traveled! From where ever it intersects this smallish country  road just on the Illinois side, we had to get off the 64 since it is closed in St. Louis.  The Mississippi was still behaving back in May when we went through.  One of the highlights was seeing the Gateway Arch, my Dad was raised in the St. Louis area, we traveled to visit a couple times when I was growing up.  I was about 6 yrs. old when we went up in the Arch, I sort of remember it, it was very small.  I hadn't done the research to figure if we would pass by it or not, so we said nothing to the children, it was a really fun surprise for all of us, when my husband spotted the top peeking over a hill!

We were only on the 70 until Columbia, then we headed north to LaPlata, it was a short time, but I remember it because I thought we would never get out of St. Louis and its suburbs!  And it was pretty boring!


LuvMaerz's picture
Re: I-70: BORING

"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift... that's why they call it the present."

Glad to hear you made it safely to your destination.  I pray for a great and productive meeting for you re: the possible book!  Crossing every finger and toe I own!  Wink

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