Well, I’m still pretty far behind in posting to the blog. Alan says he might be willing to take over if I can get caught up, so I’m going to do my best to get the last two weeks documented sooner rather than later!
We have been to St. Louis at least twice before and each time we have opted to stay at the Granite City KOA. It is in an industrial area but works out great as a home base for visiting the city. It is exactly what you would expect from a KOA – the sites aren’t huge and they insist on escorting you to your site. The bathrooms are clean but not anything fancy. No fires but we are long past the camping fires and try to avoid s’mores, generally speaking.
We spent only one day in St. Louis – enough time to get in an 8-1/2 mile walk along the river to the Chain of Rocks Bridge, dinner at Pi Pizza and frozen custard at Ted Drewes.
This is all I’ve got for pictures from this time around – one of the water intake towers that were built around 1920. You can learn more about these really cool structures here: Water Intake Towers
Next stop: The Great River Road